London: Faber and Faber, 1985. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's dark blue cloth, spine stamped in silver, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Nothing else in nature behaves so consistently and rigidly as a human being in pursuit of hell." First edition of singer, songwriter, and Who co-founder Pete Townshend’s first book and only work of fiction. While technically a collection of short stories, these impressionistic vignettes written between 1979 and 1984, when Townshend was separated from his family and struggling with substance abuse, compose a largely autobiographical portrait of the rock icon. Dust jacket designed by Pentagram with a photographic self-portrait by Townshend. Minor wear to edges of unclipped dust jacket, else fine. Item #4275