Requiem For a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. [U.K. FIRST EDITION / 1979] Marion Boyars
Requiem For a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
U.K. FIRST EDITION  MARION BOYERS [London]
Extremely rare U.K. first edition / first printing.
Ex-library copy in fair condition. Dust jacket is perma-fixed to the book, however it looks great; vibrant, shiny and well preserved with shelf wear / some small creases.
Book itself has library stamps and soiling to exterior text block. Pages have various degrees of staining / soiling throughout [see photos], but is extremely readable with a still-tight binding.
In Coney Island, Brooklyn, Sarah Goldfarb, a lonely widow, wants nothing more than to lose weight and appear on a television game show. She becomes addicted to diet pills in her obsessive quest, while her junkie son, Harry, along with his girlfriend, Marion, and his best friend, Tyrone, have devised an illicit shortcut to wealth and leisure by scoring a pound of uncut heroin. Entranced by the gleaming visions of their futures, these four convince themselves that unexpected setbacks are only temporary. Even as their lives slowly deteriorate around them, they cling to their delusions and become utterly consumed in the spiral of drugs and addiction, refusing to see that they have instead created their own worst nightmares. - Bookshop Apocalypse