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Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo

Higgins, Jack

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ISBN 10: 0671678434 / ISBN 13: 9780671678432
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only and date). Light bumping to top spine. $17.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020711

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Title: Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Freshly sprung from the army, Oliver Shaw is intent on making up for lost time with women, writing a novel, and teaching at a school both dangerous and challenging

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Some writers can surprise their fans and win new admirers with a change of pace; this slender yet interminable coming-of-age tale by immensely popular suspense novelist Higgins suggests only that the author shouldn't abandon his career in genre fiction just yet. The abrasively sentimental (and apparently autobiographical) narrative concerns Oliver Shaw, an eager young soldier just out of the British army in 1949 and ready for action of a different kind. " . . . and so," begins the novel, "I decided to devote myself exclusively to the pursuit of women." In this case, it's a fairly trivial pursuit--although Shaw vividly recalls his first time (in fact, his first seven times), the women are an undistinguished, coldly depicted lot--mostly coarse, hard-bitten and insensitive, their unifying characteristic and saving grace seems to be willingness. Between liaisons, Higgins works in a subplot about Shaw's experiences as a schoolteacher and resuscitates a score of postwar cliches. Shaw is also an aspiring novelist, but this self-portrait of the artist as a young stud suggests a fairly mediocre future for him. Major ad/promo; author tour.
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