EXPIRATION DATE by Tim Powers, dj art & interiors by J.K.Potter. Burton, Mi; Subterranean Press; 2008. 1st edition SIGNED/LIMITED hardcover.
Twelve-year-old Koot Hoomie Parganas's parents prepared him for a career as a metaphysical holy man--but after they're brutally murdered one night he finds himself a fugitive in the darkest corners of Los Angeles, pursued by denizens of a dark underworld who want what Kootie's parents have been hiding for forty years--the ghost of Thomas Edison contained in a bust of Dante.
But Kootie has broken the bust and inhaled the ghost, and now has in his head the lively personality of Edison himself--and together Kootie and Edison must learn the harsh rules of the occult world existing behind the glitter of modern Los Angeles, and find a way to save Kootie's life and free Edison's ghost from its earthly Purgatory.
Part of Powers' Fisher King Trilogy (the other volumes being Last Call & Earthquake Weather) & all 3 volumes issued as matching editions. Artist J. K. Potter is illustrating each of the volumes, to give them a uniform look.
Fine in fine dj. Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 500 copies.