New York: Liveright Publishing Company, 1945. First Edition. Cloth. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the front endpaper, 8vo (9" x 6.6"), green cloth with gold lettering on spine, Mylar-protected pcitorial green-red-white dust jacket (unclipped), top page edges stained maroon for dust protection by the publisher, [x] + 310 pages. 1.6 lbs. Fine / Fine. Item #2280
AUTHOR's FIRST NOVEL. Merits comparison with John Hersey's A Bell for Adano (1944).
"This realistic, down-to-earth novel of an Italian family in Calabria comes at a time when Italy again is in the spotlight [during & just after WWII], when the problems she poses are becoming familiar to every American reader. Herer we meet the hard-working people who are the backbone of Italy. Mr. Curinga's "Adano" doesn't even have a bell--its people are too busy earning their daily corn bread to worry about a bell."
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally. Some rubbing to the extremties of the otherwise bright & clean dust wrapper.