New York: International Publishers, 1957. First Edition. octavo (20.5cm). Gray cloth boards, spine stamped in blue; dustjacket; 350pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped, Very Good to Near Fine.
Maltz's late-career autobiographical novel, written while in self-imposed exile in Mexico and based on his own nine-month incarceration in a Federal prison camp. Maltz, a successful novelist and screenwriter in the Forties, was one of the Hollywood Ten, blacklisted from his screenwriting career and sentenced to nine months in prison for his involvement with the Communist Party.