Somebody In Boots

Somebody In Boots

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Nelson Algren was a renowned writer, known for his penetrating and influential social novels such as The Man With the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side. Originally published in 1935, Somebody in Boots was Algren's first novel, based on his experiences living in Texas during the Great Depression. A wonderful companion to Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, this new edition of Somebody in Boots features an introduction by Colin Asher, who is writing a forthcoming biography of Algren.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 367 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • Brooklyn, United States
  • English
  • 1632460432
  • 9781632460431
  • 1,458,389

About Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren (1909-1981) was an American writer known for his novels about the poor. His first novel, Somebody in Boots, relates the wanderings of Cass McCay, a poor Texas drifter during the Great Depression, who ends up among the down-and-outs of Chicago. Among Algren's many honors was a National Book Award for the novel The Man with the Golden Arm.
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