Revenge of the Lawn, The Abortion, So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

By Richard Brautigan

Three unforgettable Brautigan masterpieces reissued in a one-volume omnibus version.

REVENGE OF THE garden: initially released in 1971, those strange flashes of perception and humor conceal every little thing from "A excessive construction in Singapore" to the "Perfect California Day." this can be Brautigan's merely choice of tales and contains "The misplaced Chapters of TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA."

THE ABORTION: AN old ROMANCE 1966: A public library in California the place not one of the books have ever been released is stuffed with romantic chances. but if the librarian and his female friend needs to commute to Tijuana, they've got a sequence of odd encounters in Brautigan's 1971 novel.

SO THE WIND will not BLOW all of it AWAY: it truly is 1979, and a guy is recalling the occasions of his 12th summer season, whilst he got bullets for his gun rather than a hamburger. Written ahead of his loss of life, and released in 1982, this novel foreshadowed Brautigan's suicide.

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