[AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE] COLTER, Cyrus
The Beach Umbrella
Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1970. First Edition. Colter's first book, a collection of short stories set mostly in Chicago's African-American communities, "from the ghetto existence to the elite monde of the Hyde Park-Kenwood black community." Winner of the first Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction. Octavo (22cm). Blue cloth boards, lettered in black and white on cover and spine; dustjacket; 225pp. Fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, lightly rubbed and gently faded on spine, VG.