LAND'S END : A WALK IN PROVINCETOWN (CROWN JOURNEYS)

LAND'S END : A WALK IN PROVINCETOWN (CROWN JOURNEYS)

By: Cunningham, Michael

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A highly collectible first edition, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-libra ry or a book of the month club edition; Cunningham (The Hours) takes the reader on a leisurely, idiosyncratic tour of the fabled town at the tip of Cape Cod. He makes the rounds of his favorite haunts, from the beaches, marshes and dunes to businesses like the halfheartedly modernized Adams Pharmacy, which has a soda fountain from the 1940s; the Marine Specialties store, a repository of the overlooked, the lost, the surplus, the irregular, the no-longer-needed, and the outmoded; and the Atlantic House, a bar that is sexy in a damp, well-used way. The fish and whales that live in the ocean around the town have a place in his excursion, as do the dogs, cats, skunks, opossums and occasional coyotes that wander the streets. People interest him most, however the old-timer who sits in his yard, shouting, Hello hello hello, to everyone who passes by; the disheveled man who walks the main street night and day; and the more famous eccentrics, the refugees, rebels, and visionaries who have been coming to the town for nearly 400 years. There is also a large gay population, and Cunningham is especially fascinated by this community's flamboyant individuals, who add color even to the local A&P.

Title: LAND'S END : A WALK IN PROVINCETOWN (CROWN JOURNEYS)

Author Name: Cunningham, Michael

Categories: Travel Writing,

Edition: First

Publisher: Crown: 2002

ISBN Number: 0609609076

ISBN Number 13: 9780609609071

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000007950