Letter which accompanied the signed book, "Gravity's Rainbow" (letter not being offered at this time)
Text of letter:
21 August 1986
Dear Carla Urban,
Thank you for your letter, and pleae excuse my delay in responding. I would of course be happy to sign some books for your son-- it would be an honor to help out. He is fortunate to have you as a source of love and support. People have told me that lymphoma is a tough fight, and I don't see how it's possible to neglect-- or underestimate-- the spirit, and the will to prevail. I knew somebody, in fact, with a similar diagnosis, whose eventual survival depended on just that.
Right now I'm in transit, so the best way to do this is by way of my agent. The address is
c/o Melanie Jackson Agency
1500 Broadway Suite 2805
New York, New York 10036
With luck, we'll have the books back to you in time for Michael's birthday.
Very best wishes,