The Abortion

The Abortion

Hardcover, 226 pages

Published January 1973 by Vintage/Ebury (Random House Group)


A reclusive young man works in a San Francisco library for unpublishable books. Life's losers, an astonishing number of whom seem to be writers, can bring their manuscripts to the library, where they will be welcomed, registered and shelved. They will not be read, but they will be cherished. In come......more


About the author(Richard Brautigan)

was an American novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Born in Tacoma, Washington, he moved to San Francisco in the 1950s and began publishing poetry in 1957. He started writing novels in 1961 and is probably best known for his early work

. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1......more

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