FIRST EDITION OF LEAVING LAS VEGAS, SIGNED BY JOHN O'BRIEN
O'BRIEN, John. Leaving Las Vegas. Wichita: Watermark, (1990). Octavo original black cloth, original dust jacket. $1800.
First edition of O'Brien’s first novel, the basis for the Academy Award-winning film, signed by him on the half title, dated "2 September 1992."
Author Jay McInerney called this unconventional love story "both shocking and curiously exhilarating. John O'Brien was a stunningly talented writer." O'Brien committed suicide only two weeks before the 1995 film adapted from his novel began production. Nicolas Cage's performance won him an Oscar for Best Actor. "First Edition" stated on copyright page.
A fine copy.