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Blind Date by Jerzy Kosinski

Blind Date by Jerzy Kosinski

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Blind Date
by Jerzy Kosiński

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company
First edition 1977.

SIGNED and inscribed by Kosinski on the half-title page: "For Grey and Elaine, with every best wish, cordially, Jerzy Kosinski, Nov 21, 1977" and includes what I assume to be a quick self-portrait sketch in the top right corner.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket, cover boards show minor scuffing, minor bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and neat, and binding is firm.

wiki: "Kosiński was friends with Roman Polanski, with whom he attended the National Film School in Łódź, and said he narrowly missed being at Polanski and Sharon Tate's house on the night Tate was murdered by Charles Manson's followers in 1969, due to lost luggage. His novel Blind Date portrayed the Manson murders. In 1984, Polanski denied Kosiński's story in his autobiography. Journalist John Taylor of New York Magazine believes Polanski was mistaken. "Although it was a single sentence in a 461-page book, reviewers focused on it. But the accusation was untrue: Jerzy and Kiki had been invited to stay with Tate the night of the Manson murders, and they missed being killed as well only because they stopped in New York en route from Paris because their luggage had been misdirected."
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