This new edition, with an introduction by Billy Collins, will be published on the 75th anniversary of Brautigan's birth.
Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s & 1970s whose comic genius & iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the Haight-Ashbury period & has been called "the last of the Beats." His early books became required reading for the hip generation, & Trout Fishing in America sold two million copies throughout the world. An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word, "mayonnaise."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Brautigan was a god of the counterculture, a phenomenon who saw his star rise to fame & fortune, only to plummet during the next decade. He was the author of 10 novels, nine volumes of poetry, and a collection of short stories. He lived for many years in San Francisco, and toward the end of his life he divided his time between a ranch in Montana and Tokyo.