You Kissed Lilly (Signed limited edition)

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978.

Number 195 of 210 copies signed by Bukowski

(Item #6010) You Kissed Lilly (Signed limited edition). Charles Bukowski.

You Kissed Lilly (Signed limited edition)

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978. First edition. Signed limited edition, number 195 of 210 copies signed by Bukowski on the limitation page. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket. White jacket maintaining bright purple and red text, toning to spine. Bound in yellow paper boards with purple backstrip, paper label to spine, and orange fly leaves.

This shockingly violent short story focuses on a middle aged couple, married for decades, and the aftermath of the husband's affair. In typical Bukowski style, the author exaggerates the narrative action for humorous effect: furious at the husband's betrayal five years prior the wife shoots her husband multiple times; when they police arrive they joke about domestic strife and all the while the other woman fantasizes about someone else.

Krumhansl 61.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #6010)

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You Kissed Lilly (Signed limited edition)
You Kissed Lilly (Signed limited edition)
You Kissed Lilly (Signed limited edition)

"When Theodore awakened he felt as if there were long sharp reeds stuck into each side of his chest. He felt no pain. He put his hands on his chest and then lifted them in the moonlight. His hands were covered with blood."