Good+ with no dust jacket. Marfree, true Borzoi 1stEd bound in faded green w/ green titles on spine, no DJ; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 373 pages; Novel about a young man who is wrongly accused of seducing a 12-year-old girl, and takes it on the lam from Maryland to California, where he eventually becomes an oil company executive. The book, which has been called Cain"s most autobiographical, was not well received by either critics or the book-buying public. ## Author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, and considered, though he disclaimed it, one of the hard-boiled crime writers, "Cain was a prime influence on Camus's L'Etranger and showed himself to be one of the foremost storytellers in American popular literature, demonstrating from the outset of his career a mastery of place, set scenes, and first-person narrative."
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
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