"A DAZZLING ACHIEVEMENT": FIRST EDITION OF MILE ZERO, SIGNED BY THOMAS SANCHEZ
SANCHEZ, Thomas. Mile Zero. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Octavo, original half black cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $150.
First edition of the award-winning author's third novel, “a magnificent tapestry… rich in the cultural and literary intertextuality of Steinbeck and Cervantes, Joyce and Shakespeare," signed on the half title by Thomas Sanchez.
Sanchez, author of the critically praised Rabbit Boss (197) and Zootsuit Murders (1978), continues that stellar accomplishment with Mile Zero, "a magnificent tapestry… rich in the cultural and literary intertextuality of Steinbeck and Cervantes, Joyce and Shakespeare" (Los Angeles Times). Set in Key West, its title taken from a sign marker, Mile Zero is a "dazzling achievement… a novel of uncommon richness and resonance" (New York Times). "First Edition" stated on copyright page with no indication of later printings.
A fine signed copy.