In the Night Café - Joyce JohnsonCollins, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, worn at the bottom corners of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “A woman, looking back, tells the story of the great love of her life. Set in the downtown New York art world of the early ‘60s, as the vibrancy and integrity of the Beat period are waning, the novel’s roots go back to 1925 when a young out-of-work cab driver abandons his wife and newborn son. Thirty-five years later, Tom, the son, now an abstract painter and a father separated from two small children, meets Joanna, the narrator, and marries her. Joanna is a self-made orphan, a rootless young woman with an unfulfilled need for love that has driven her from affair to affair. Despite the losses of the past and the shadow of the future, these two find a brief, meaningful love whose memories will sustain Joanna forever. Seen here through the eyes of a woman the classic theme of abandonment, of lost sons and absent fathers, acquires a wholly new bite and compassion. Heartbreaking and exhilarating at once, this is an unforgettable love story.”