WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JOHN NICHOLS, THE STERILE CUCKOO
NICHOLS, John. The Sterile Cuckoo. New York: David McKay, (1965). Octavo, original purple cloth, original dust jacket. $1100.
First edition of Nichols’ critically praised first novel, inscribed by him, “July 14, 1988, For Stan Beecher, May you always find love and laughter in all your adventures! Cheers, John Nichols.”
In this first novel by award-winning writer Nichols, “his art is impressive… beneath it all is the love story and the character of Pookie Adams. It was worth doing, and it was done well” (New York Times). Basis for director Alan J. Pakula’s 1969 film that won Liza Minelli an Oscar nomination as best actress in her first leading role in a feature film. Nichols is also well known for his New Mexico Trilogy, whose first novel and Nichols’ co-authored screenplay was the basis for the 1988 Robert Redford film, The Milagro Beanfield War.
A fine inscribed copy.