FLEE THE ANGRY STANGERS by MANDEL, George

FLEE THE ANGRY STANGERS by MANDEL, George < >

FLEE THE ANGRY STANGERS

Edition: First printing

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952. Red cloth. Soft bump to upper outer corners of covers, some yellowing to page edges, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. The dust jacket has rubbing to ends and folds of slightly darkened spine, with a small rubbed hole an inch above the bottom; rear panel has some yellowing, mild soiling, creased tear to upper outer corner, creased nicks to bottom edge; in all just good, but still presentable in appearance, flap price intact. "A Novel of Drug Addicts and Their World." A protocol-beat novel, published the same year as the first beat novel, GO, by John Clellon Holmes. About a young girl runaway to Greenwich Village, starts with the "gateway" drug marijuana, and of course she ends up hooked on horse, as did every pot smoker in those days according to the prevailing conventional wisdom. Characters include "the boy Dincher, playing his golden horn to satisfy a hunger he cannot describe; gentle, lost Lukey the Swede, preaching his philosophy of 'escapology'; menacing, stupid Buster, carving celluloid rings with a terrifying knife; the prostitute Lizzie, searching always for real affection; Izzie the Ghost, trailing terror through the Village in his desperate search for drugs." Mandel was from Coney Island and lived in the Village for five years after the war. This was Mandel's first novel; he went on to publish several more.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 48357
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