Once Around the Park

By: Shannon, Frank

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[bottom corners bumped, a little wrinkling in cloth at top of rear cover; jacket mildly edgeworn, slight chipping at spine extremities, faint soiling but still colorful and attractive]. The author's first novel, "the story of Joe Malarky and Ali Baba Bates. Bates was one of the smartest pitchmen ever to hold a corner on the sidewalks of New York. But he had a passion for things oriental. Joe, the proud owner of the Independent Magic Carpet Cab, was right behind him, doing his very best to blend as much of the East and the West as he could get away with." Classic piece of vintage Big Appleiana, by a New York native whose "father was an Irish story-teller of the school which holds that fiction should be more interesting than truth, realism more desirable than reality, and that he who follows the dictum of the schools, 'to tell only what you know,' is bound by very limited horizons indeed. No one who reads this book can accuse [the author] of those deadly virtues."

Title: Once Around the Park

Author: Shannon, Frank

Illustrator: Illustrated by Leo Hershfield

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 5891

Keywords: New York City Taxi Drivers Pitchmen Comic Novel First Novel