THE EASTER HOUSE. New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. The author's scarce second novel, a dark suspense thriller set in Ontarion, an imaginary small town in Iowa. In the mid-1970s, American novelist David Rhodes (b. 1946) published three acclaimed novels in quick succession ending with ROCK ISLAND LINE (1975). A motorcycle accident in 1977 left him paralyzed and he didn't publish again for three decades. In 2008 Rhodes published DRIFTLESS, a novel that "recreates the human condition as a condition of Wisconsin life, Words, Wisconsin to be specific, an imaginary hamlet off the map in the southwestern portion of Wisconsin, the regions known in geological terms as the driftless zone." - Alan Cheuse. His most recent novel is JEWELWEED (2013). Tiny BTP sticker on the front paste-down, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild vertical crease in fore-edge of front flap. This book is hard to find in nice condition. (#161343).
First edition so stated on copyright page and numeric code 74 75 76 77 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on page .