By: Ross, James
Carbondale/Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press: (c.1968)
Seller ID: 23910
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
[nice clean copy with no discernibile wear, just a touch of foxing to top of text block; jacket has a tiny scuffed spot near the base of the spine, otherwise flawless]. (Lost American Fiction) Series Hard-boiled post-Depression novel (the author's first and last) about a penniless young North Carolina farmer who loses his land for non-payment of taxes, and is forced to take a job working for a former schoolmate -- the colorfully named Smut Mulligan -- who operates a rough-and-tumble roadhouse near the state line with South Carolina. Raymond Chander praised it as "a sleazy, corrupt but com... View More...