After Henry by Joan Didion [FIRST EDITION / 1992]
After Henry by Joan Didion
FIRST EDITION / SECOND PRINTING  SIMON & SCHUSTER
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.
Some visible shelf / rub wear to an otherwise excellent dust jacket.
Book itself looks and reads like new.
In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America's rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won't go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy, After Henry is further proof of Joan Didion's infallible radar for the true spirit of our age.