Maund, Alfred The Big Boxcar
Boston/Cambridge Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Samuel H. Bryant
[a bit of wear to cloth at spine ends, but generally a nice clean copy; jacket has a couple of small tears (no paper loss) surrounding top of spine, small ink mark at top edge of front panel, minor edgewear here and there]. A tight, spare novel, the author's first, in which "six men and a woman, each of them in flight from the law and from their pasts, meet in the hectic, rattling darkness of a boxcar -- a boxcar rumbling through the Deep South on a danger-filled journey North. The characters, one after the other, reveal their varied lives -- in tales of humor and humiliation, of prostitution and ambition, of brutality and unbending pride, of love and murder."