Book #54208

Basket Case - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Carl Hiaasen

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
ISBN: 0375411070

Price: $60.00

A soiled and scuffed first printing of the first edition in Very Good+ condition housed in a Near Fine dust-jacket with some surface soiling.

When a hurricane destroys the family home of twins Max and Marianne and their parents are killed, the children are shipped off to live with relatives in a remote Florida Keys island. Max, the more outgoing of the twins, is the natural leader and takes charge of organizing the daily lives of the eleven children. The other twin, Marianne, is a loner who spends her time reading, drawing, and dreaming. When the island is visited by a group of juvenile delinquents, Marianne is the only one who notices their strange behavior and suspects they may be up to no good. She is right, and the delinquents steal all the food from the island's store. Marianne is the only one with the courage to stand up to them, and she is ultimately successful in defending the island and its inhabitants.; 8vo; 317 pages.