Item #7161 WHISTLE STOP - ADVANCE COPY. Maritta M. Wolff.


New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Debut novel by Wolff (1918-2002), who wrote it her senior year at the University of Michigan and had it published at age 23. A young woman returns to her small town in Michigan after several years away. When she dumps her former love interest and takes up with the local night club owner, he hatches a plot to rob and murder him. Winner of the Avery Hopwood Prize, and basis for Léonide Moguy's 1946 film noir, starring George Raft, Ava Gardner, and Victor McLaglen. The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.282-283; Selby, Dark City 473. Item #7161

First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); unprinted plain card wrappers, glued into the dustjacket (priced $2.75); [iv],[2],3-449,[1]pp. Sunning to spine, modest wear to joints and extremities, with some light dust-soil to rear panel; contents clean; Very Good+.

Price: $650.00

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