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If He Hollers Let Him go

by Himes, Chester

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday Doran & Co., 1945. Nice copy of his first book. Unmarked, tight and square. Black paper covered boards with yellow lettering to spine. Head of spine has moderate wear from bump or storage. Textblock only very lightly toned. Supple. Tips pretty sharp. Scarce. Jacket is a professionally made facsimile of first that is without flaw and protected in transparent mylar. . First American Edition. Hardccover. Very Good/Fine (Facsimile Dust Jacket). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


If He Hollers Let Him Go is the first novel by Chester Himes, published in 1945. It is about an African American shipyard worker in Los Angeles during World War II. A 1968 film adaptation with Raymond St. Jacques, Barbara McNair, Kevin McCarthy, and Arthur O'Connell bore little resemblance to the book. The story spans four days in the life of Bob Jones, a newcomer to L.A. from Ohio, who has some college education and works as a crew leader in a naval shipyard. It is considered a protest novel, in the same vein as Richard Wright's book  Native Son,  published 5 years earlier. 

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If He Hollers Let Him go
Himes, Chester
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
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Fine (Facsimile Dust Jacket)
First American Edition
Doubleday Doran & Co.
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date Published
8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f
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About Timothy Norlen Bookseller

I am a internet based bookstore that specializes in Modern First Editions, film sources, Mystery and Detective fiction and Western Americana. I have approximately 10,000 books, primarily first editions with about 1300 of them signed by the author. I try and stock only books that are sound, clean and attractive.


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