Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1948.
Hardcover. First edition. Foxing on the endpapers and tiny spots on the boards, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with some tiny splash marks on the spine. Picaresque and seemingly autobiographical novel by an Iowan born, of a proletarian knockabout in the West, sympathetic to the hobo and casual laborer. Inscribed by the author: "For Norman Thomas, Remembering a most happy meeting - Jim Stevens. Seattle December, 1954." Thomas was an author, socialist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.