Light shelfwear to edges and boards. Pages tight and clean. DJ not clipped and covered with mylar. Library discard with usual markings, pocket removed. 155 pages. 155 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1982. ISBN: 067143036x. If O. Henry were to write ""The Ransom of Red Chief"" about the 1980's, ""Immediate Release"" is the hilarious comedy he would produce. William Mathewson's delightful first novel combines the satiric eye of Evelyn Waugh with the wacky good humor of Patrick Dennis.