New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1951. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); taupe cloth, with titles stamped in navy blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xii,560,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, previous owners tiny label at center of both pastedowns, with scattered foxing to upper edge of textblock; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.75), lightly edgeworn and gently spine-sunned, with several tiny nicks and short tears, a few of these tape mended on verso; Very Good+.
Motley's second novel, a "disillusioned picture of disillusioned Chicagoans - laborers, strikers, members of minority groups, veterans of World War II - persons who fancy themselves to be in a cheap, betrayed world" (Coan, p.110). RIDEOUT, p.300.