EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES, INSCRIBED BY TOM ROBBINS, GUS VAN SANT, KEANU REEVES, JOHN HURT, AND PAT MORITA
ROBBINS, Tom. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket. $5500.
Fine first printing of Robbins’ second novel, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Robbins—"Let 'er Buck! Tom Robbins," director Gus Van Sant—"To Tom with luck Gus Van Sant," and three leading actors from Van Sant's 1993 film adaptation: "Keanu Reeves / Julian Gitche," "With love & thanks from John Hurt," and "To Tom—With Warmest Alohas, Pat Morita." Additionally inscribed "To Tom Hardy, Tom Robbins."
"Having gained a cult following for his first novel, Another Roadside Attraction (1971), Robbins achieved his biggest popular success with this picaresque novel… Reviewer Ann Cameron calls its zany humor 'a brilliant affirmation of private visions and private wishes and the power to transform life and death'" (Chronology of American Literature). Gus Van Sant directed the 1993 film narrated by Robbins and starring Uma Thurman as Sissy Hankshaw, with Keanu Reeves, John Hurt, and Pat Morita.
A wonderful multi-inscribed association copy, fine in a fine dust jacket.