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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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Description:New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1948. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 262 pages; G-/G-; spine pink faded to white and grey with white titling; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.75', fading to spine, chipping to all extremities, including head and tail of spine, front hinge; water-staining to fore and lower edges of boards; Signed flat by Smith in blue ink on the ffep, small bleed onto front flap; First Edition, Second Printing, before publication; extremely scarce signed; shelved case 6. William Gardner Smith's debut novel, it reflects his own experience as an African-American GI serving in the racially segregated United States Army in US-occupied Germany after World War II. It revolves around the protagonist, Hayes Dawkins, having an affair with Ilse, a white German woman. Smith's third book, South Street (1954), is considered to be one of the first black militant protest novels. 1352318. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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