Leaving Las Vegas. John O'brien.

Leaving Las Vegas

"Time has become very important to him, much more important than it was when he had a job. Too many times he was awakened at three a.m., having passed out the previous evening, only to find nothing alcoholic in the house. He has felt the panic increase exponentially as the minutes click off the eternity between him and the legally wet world of six a.m...."

FIRST EDITION, the basis for the 1995 Mike Figgis film starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue.

Tragically, O'Brien committed suicide two weeks after learning his book was to be made into a film. Wichita: Watermark Press, 1990. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. A fine copy.

Price: $300 .

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