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.
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
Synopsis: 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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