A Singular Man by J.P. Donleavy [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1967]
A Singular Man by J.P. Donleavy
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  DELL BOOKS
Nice reading copy. Binding is tight and inside appears unread.
Cover shows discoloration, creasing and chipped / nicked edges.
What will happen to George Smith? Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George appears to be under attack from all quarters: his former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money; his dipsomaniacal housekeeper is trying to arouse his carnal interest; his secretary, the beautiful, blond Miss Thomson, will barely give him the time of day. Making matters even worse are the threatening letters: Dear Sir: Only for the moment are we saying nothing. Yours, etc., Present Associates.
Despite such precautions as a two-inch-thick surgical steel door and a bullet-proof limousine, Smith remains worried. So he undertakes to build a giant mausoleum, complete with plumbing, in which to live. Hunter S. Thompson called reading this book “like sitting down to an evening of good whisky and mad laughter in a rare conversation somewhere on the edge of reality.”