Publication: North Point Press, 1986, San Francisco
First edition. Long inscription explaining "Why sestinas and Perry Mason." Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket. Remarkable long poem of 56 pages which employs the characters of a popular TV mystery series...Perry Mason, Della Street, Paul Drake, and Hamilton Burger, in a series of linked sestinas [an intricate verse form invented by the Provencal poets] to tell a serio-comic detective story about lust, greed, murder, and identity in the late 20th Century. Very entertaining and unusual.
Inventory Number: 14564