New York: Covici Friede Publishers, . First Edition. The author's first novel, forming part of the genre of multi-generational family sagas of American life spanning the late 19th-century to the early decades of the 20th. Unlike most novels of this tradition, however, is the presence of a Dewey, the family's gay son, whose lover is Dewey's sister's love interest (see Anthony Slide, Lost Gay Novels (2013), for additional information). Bessie would later gain notoriety for being a member of the Hollywood Ten, in his case as a screenwriter imprisoned and blacklisted for previous involvement with the Communist Party. Not in HANNA or YOUNG, nor mentioned in Drewey Wayne Gunn's Gay American Novels, 1870-1970. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in decorative reddish-brown dust jacket, red topstain; 468pp. Some shallow chipping to jacket spine ends, shallow dampstain to bottom spine-edge of upper cover slightly bleeding to jacket (though only visible on verso), minor foxing to textblock edges, else a Very Good, quite bright copy. (Inventory #: 31706)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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