The Abortion (Vintage Classics)

Author(s): Richard Brautigan


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 comes Vida, with her manuscript. Her book is about her gorgeous body in which she feels uncomfortable. The librarian makes her feel comfortable, and together they live in the back of the library until a trip to Tijuana changes them in ways neither of them had ever expected.


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Richard Brautigan was born in Washington in 1935. During the 1950's he moved to California and became involved in the Beat Movement while developing his writing career. He died in 1984.

General Fields

  • : 9780099437581
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : July 2002
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Brautigan
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.54
  • : 176