Sometimes a Great Notion

New York: Viking, 1964.

"A tremendous achievement... the book by turns gasps, pants, whoops, and shrieks"

(Item #5835) Sometimes a Great Notion. Ken Kesey.

Sometimes a Great Notion

New York: Viking, 1964. First edition. A Fine copy of the book, clean, fresh and unread. Price clipped jacket Near Fine on account of a bit of rubbing to the jacket, mostly near the spine extremities. First issue with the publisher's logo on the first half-title and the photographer's name misspelled on the rear flap: "Hank Krangler."

Kesey's epic novel about the Stamper family's place in history. Sometimes a Great Notion tells the story of a labor strike in coastal Oregon's logging industry. The Stampers are not part of the union, whose members go on strike to demand fewer hours and better pay due to decreased demand for their labor. The Stampers decide to cross the picket line and supply the mills with lumber. Kesey's novel digs into the fractious relationships that arise from this labor crisis, both within the community as well as within the Stamper family itself.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5835)

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