Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Somebody In Boots - Nelson Algren

THE AUTHOR OF MAN WITH A GOLDEN ARM


MAYFLOWER DELL 8110
FIRST PRINTING 1964
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN HARDBACK BY CONSTABLE & CO

Nelson Algren's SOMEBODY IN BOOTS is a great achievement in sustained realism. His hero, Cass McKay, in flight from the brutalities of a home he hated, wanders across America, jumping trains, trying to survive amidst the submerged tenth, finally, in the Chicago his author knows so well, fighting desperately for happiness with the girl he loved against all the savage chaos of an indifferent society.

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