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Thunder in the Heart, Weldon, John Lee

Author    Weldon, John Lee

Title   Thunder in the Heart

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Random House (c.1954)

Illustrator   Illustrated by (dj design) George Salter

Seller ID   18933

[very nice book, with just a touch of shelfwear at base of spine; jacket is bright and attractive, with very light soiling to the rear panel]. "Through this story of untamed emotion, brute force and vengeful deeds, there runs a tender, fragile thread of life, strong as hope, breakable as a young girl's heart." (Which rather obscures the fact that the protagonist is a prostitute.) The book was described somewhat derisively by a contemporary critic as having been "made out of the interior monologue of a Southern Moll Flanders," with the author accused of suffering from "Tennessee Williams syndrome." (Maybe in more ways than one: almost two decades went by before Weldon published another book, "Fabulous," a novel about a gay man and his parakeet, in 1971; then again, 18 years of silence followed by one more (final?) book, "Memory Touches Memory," issued by the Gay Men's Press in 1989. So is John Lee Weldon a lost/forgotten gay author? I couldn't possibly say.) Lovely George Salter jacket art, unusual for him in that he did not often depict such a naturalistic human face.

Prostitutes The South Dust Jacket Art 1950s

Price = 40.00 USD

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