The Beach Bums: A Novel

Jack Owen

Published by Coward-McCann, 1959
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Coward-McCann [Published date: 1959]. Hard cover, 192 pp. First Edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Author on front free end paper as follows: July 30, 1959 To XXXXX- My good friend. The best of Luck always. Jack. Good in fair dust jacket. Tan cloth covered boards with orange sun on front and orange lettering on spine. Light rubbing and bumping along edges. Binding tight. Moderate age spotting and light staining to edges of text block. Otherwise pages yellowed but clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a 1" tear on the bottom front corner, a 1/2" slit in the front cover near the spine and several other smaller chips and tears and creasing along the edges. Light overall rubbing and soiling. NOT price clipped. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Beach Bums: A Novel
Publisher: Coward-McCann
Publication Date: 1959
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Collectible: Good

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Owen, Jack
Published by Coward-McCann (1959)
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Epilonian Books
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Book Description Coward-McCann, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. Coward-McCann [Published date: 1959]. Hard cover, 192 pp. First Edition. Inscribed (personalized) and signed by Author ("Jack" first name only) dated July 30, 1959, on front free end paper. Good in acceptable dust jacket. Tan cloth covered boards with orange sun on front and orange lettering on spine. Light bumping and scuffing to edges of covers. Binding tight. Moderate age spotting and light staining to edges of text block. Otherwise pages are lightly aged but clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a 1" tear on the bottom front corner, a 1/2" slit in the front cover near the spine and several other smaller chips and tears and creasing along the edges. Light overall scuffing, aging and soiling to jacket as well. NOT price clipped. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-library. NO remainder marks. Author's only novel, a story of sun-and-surfing with a touch of sexual experimentation thrown in. [From front jacket flap] Waikiki has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is at once a haven and a trap, or so it seemed to Roger Anderson, aged twenty-seven, handsome, likable, a writer who found it easier to drink than write. This is the story of how Roger got to Waikiki, of the girls he found there, and of the friends who finally drove him to leave. It is also the story of the beach itself and the strange assortment of people who are drawn to it: the hotel beach boys, minding the guests and answering the calls on the outside phone; the surfers, dark as locals, stretched out beside their boards, their eyes on the breaking waves; the service men stationed at Oahu, the ones who make Waikiki their haunt, the ones who never go to Hotel Street; the pretty girls who stay a few weeks and then are gone; the beach bums who have arrived from California on a one-way ticket, because this is as far as you can go Waikikí is the end of the line. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 20180111004

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