Ask The Dust. John FANTE.
Ask The Dust.

Ask The Dust.

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. First Thus. First edition, one of 250 signed and numbered by the author. This is 110. 165pp., [4] biographical note and colophon. Cloth spine over illustrated boards. Signature Jones 'spiral' on p.159, underlining and marginalia on a few pages. Note at the end in Jones’s distinctive block capitals reads: “11/10/08 8:30 a.m. Marlene St. Dreaming of novel #2 about the wonder of migrating to OZ up to the time I met Di in Melbourne...” Original glassine cover bent on lower inside corner. Very good. Item #466

Billy Jones (1935-2012) was a Queensland based poet and artist who emigrated fro the United States to Australia in the early 1970s. Jones’s girlfriend Diana (referred to in the marginalia) was killed in a car accident near Caboolture, Queensland in 1975. Her death had an enormous impact on his life and work.

Price: $500.00

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