THE LUCK OF GINGER COFFEY
Edition: First printing
Boston: Little, Brown, 1960. Lime green cloth. Ink name to front free endpaper, yellowing to page edges, else fine. The orange price-clipped dust jacket has the usual spine sunning, with the white title and imprint lettering faint; VG otherwise. Author's third serious novel, a story set in Montreal where he had immigrated from Belfast, and one of the best of his early novels. The tale of a hapless, hopeful Irish immigrant, winner of the Governor-General's Award for Fiction, and the basis of a good little film starring Robert Shaw as Ginger. Precedes the UK edition, no Canadian issue at the time. ; Octavo.