Aistrop, Jack Backstage With Joe
New York Roy Publishers (c.1946) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dj
[solid copy, minor bumping at several corners, light soiling to page edges, small faint bookseller's stamp at bottom of front pastedown; jacket heavily worn at edges, with numerous small tears, soiling, etc.] "It was just a casual impulse that sent Corporal Blackie backstage to visit his friend Joe -- an impulse which carried him into the life of Eileen, the red-haired strip-teaser. This is their story, and the story of Norman, Eileen's husband, married just a few weeks before he was shipped out to Africa, to lose both hands, win the Military Medal and fall in love with his courageous young nurse. It is the story of Gerry, for whom Blackie was not glamorous enough; of John, who was lonely, but who could not face what the company psychiatrist discovered about him." The author, in his first novel, has constructed the narrative out of "letters, bits of conversation, flash-backs and scraps of action."