New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's orange cloth over tan paper covered boards, spine stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
"Kim adores ectoplasms, crystal balls, spirit guides and auras. He wallows in abominations, unspeakable rites, diseased demon lovers, loathsome secrets imparted in a thick slimy whisper...In short, Kim is everything a normal American boy is taught to detest." First edition of the second book in Beat legend William S. Burroughs's 1980s Red Night trilogy. Stylistically experimental and written in a non-linear construction, the story follows a gay gunfighter, Kim, in the American West and includes some sci-fi time-travel interludes. The setting allowed Burroughs to incorporate his extensive firearm knowledge (while writing the trilogy Burroughs began to experiment with making “shotgun art,” a method in which he would shoot at paint cans positioned in front of a canvas). Fine. Item #3202