David Ohle’s Motorman (Book acquired, 23 Dec. 2022)

The nicest gift I received this season was from a reader of this blog, J.I.M., who sent me a 1972 hardback first edition of David Ohle’s cult classic, Motorman. The Knopf title features a design by R. Scudellari featuring an illustration by Alan E. Cober. Like a few other Knopf titles from the seventies I have, there is no dust jacket—the title and cover art are right there on the physical cover. J.I.M. included a note with this kind gift, explaining the possible provenance of the book:

For more on Motorman, check out David Green’s big fat essay on the fiction of David Ohle at Big Other.

My biggest fattest thanks again to J.I.M.!

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