First edition and publisher's presentation copy of Phillip's debut novel. Octavo, bound in the original quarter morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles to the spine. Dust jacket and interior artwork by Michael Kellner. Signed and dated by the author on the limitation page, "Scott Phillips 11/11/00" and with an original drawing of a melting block of ice. Additionally singed by the illustrator on the copyright page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in the original slipcase. Scott's debut novel opens on Christmas Eve in Wichita Kansas with crooked businessmen Charlie Arglist and Vic Cavanaught planning their getaway with the two million dollars they have stolen from their boss Bill Guerrard. The novel was awarded the Silver Medal for First Work of Fiction by the California Book Awards and adapted into the film of the same name starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Randy Quaid.