The Night of the Big Snow

By: Brooks, Charles

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

[solid copy, mild browning at page edges and top/bottom edges of boards; jacket shows some wear at spine ends, soiling to rear panel, one tiny tear and associating creasing at bottom of rear panel]. Novel set in a neighborhood bar in lower Manhattan -- "a trifle too far north to be in Greenwich Village and a trifle too far east to be in Chelsea" -- with a narrative built around the fortunes and misfortunes of the "regulars," who "deliver up their lives to Dominick's benevolent dictatorship." Dominick is, of course, the bartender;according to the jacket copy, the author himself had "spent his life as a bartender, a job he now alternates with self-imposed writing sabbaticals." This was his first novel; near as I can tell, he published only one other, "The Death of Peterson's Wharf," the following year.

Title: The Night of the Big Snow

Author: Brooks, Charles

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Leo Manso

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit, Fiction: Modern Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 8182

Keywords: New York City Drinking Bars Alcoholism First Novel