Softcover, 194 pages
5 x 7.75 inches
2011 (Originally published in 1984)
The return of Slow Fade is a fine thing. It’s Rudy Wurlitzer’s greatest work of fiction, both as a novel and as a screenplay, and one of the best American books there is. ... [It’s] based on Wurlitzer’s personal experiences with noted film director Sam Peckinpah, and also with the American Sixties dharma trip in India and elsewhere. Either subject would have been a fine basis for a novel. Only Rudy’s restless mind could make one story of both, merging two seemingly disparate things into one mad world—one compact, entertaining, edgy, tragic, epic narrative.
—From Alex Cox’s introduction to the book
Rudolph Wurlitzer is novelist and screenwriter. He lives in New York and Nova Scotia.