Author:McGrath, Thomas


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This Coffin Has No Handles

By: McGrath, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7126

ISBN: 0-938410-62-8

Condition: Near Fine

[nice tight copy, minimal handling wear]. Trade PB Novel of labor strife on the New York waterfront, written in the late 1940's but not previously published (although the introduction doesn't explain why). The author, better known as a left/socialist poet, presents "a startlingly immense and detailed tableau of longshorement, communist labor organizers, gangsters, thugs, brilliant yet cynical bosses, and the many ordinary peole unwillingly drawn into the battle and forced to choose a side, weighing their fear against their faith, their self-respect against their self-interest." The int... View more info