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Chester Himes a Life

Sallis, James

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ISBN 10: 0862419549 / ISBN 13: 9780862419547
Published by Payback Press/Cannongate Books, U.S.A., 2000
Used Condition: As New Hard Cover
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A beautiful As New unread first edition of the definitive biography of Chester Himes written by James Sallis, the writer of sych classics as The Long-Legged Fly and Drive. Signed by James Sallis on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1002664

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Title: Chester Himes a Life

Publisher: Payback Press/Cannongate Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page

Edition: First American Edition, First Printing.

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Chester Himes, in a writing career that spanned 50 years, produced many crime novels as well as two volumes of memoir and over 50 short stories. His first stories were written in jail where Himes served eight years of a 20 year sentence for armed robbery. This biography looks at his life and work.

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