The Devil Tree by Jerzy Kosiński [FIRST EDITION / 1978]
The Devil Tree by Jerzy Kosiński
FIRST EDITION / 2ND PRINTING  HARCOURT, BRACE JOVANOVICH
Hardcover with dust jacket. DJ is fully in tact; water stain along bottom edge, and some mild nicking to edges.
Book itself has some tanning to boards along edges of cover, but is otherwise excellent. Reads good as new!
Jonathan Whalen's life has been determined from the start by the immense fortune of his father, a steel tycoon. Whalen's childlike delight in power and status mask a greater need, a desire to feel life intensely, through drugs, violence, sex, and attempts at meaningful connection with other people -- whether lovers or the memory of his dead parents. But the physical is all that feels real to him, and as he embarks on a journey to Africa with his godparents, Whalen's embrace of amoral thrill accelerates toward ultimate fulfillment.