Thursday, 12 May 2016

TAFFY - PHILIP B. KAYE

"..A FIERCE, JARRING AND IMPORTANT
PIECE OF WORK.." N.Y. TIMES


AVON BOOKS 377
NO DATE (1951)
NEW YORK, USA
COVER ART BY RAY JOHNSON

"It is tough like 'Studs Lonigan'...a devastating chronicle...on juvenile delinquency..."
N.Y. DAILY MIRROR

"Mr. Kaye has written frightening, brilliant scenes that show Taffy and his gang getting drunk, robbing an apartment, playing pool, fighting. Taffy and his friends...are terribly alive, completely believable."
Saturday Review of Literature

"...terrifically human, this novel is a fierce, jarring, and important piece of work."
N.Y. Times

Rarely has a book so faithfully recorded the drama that unfolds daily in the slum sections of our great cities. The story of TAFFY could be the story of a kid any of us might know. We feel sure that after having read it, you will better understand the normal urges of youth and what happens when a sordid environment perverts a boy until delinquency results.

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