New York: Riverhead Books, 1997. First American Edition. Octavo. (23.5 cm.) 371 pp. Eggplant colored half-cloth paper boards with black cloth spine. Titles and artwork on front board and spine in aubergine. Silver foil dust jacket with photo-illustrated reflective artwork. Light edgewear to jacket and top of boards. Slight, very short scratches to front of silver-foil jacket, barely noticeable. Considering the notorious fragility of this dust jacket, a Near Fine specimen. Item #55
Cult classic, "The Beach" is a drug-themed, novel about the yearning for utopia and the ultimate disenchantment of Generation X. Garland, after distancing himself from this debut, is now more recognized as a screenwriter and the director of similar (and very popular) head-trip dystopias such as "28 Days Later", "Ex Machina" and "Annihilation"