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CITY DOGS by William Brashler /CHICAGO/SEX/VIOLENCE/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-------------CITY DOGS by William Brashler. Like the Chicago el, which plays a major part in the action of City Dogs, the novel begins with a startling burst of speed; settles into a steady pace allowing for observation, contemplation, and retrospection; then screeches to a sudden stop to disgorge before returning to its point of origin. Picking up on Harry Lum, 57-year-old Polish derelict, welfare recipient, Cub fan, and wino, as he coasts through his middle years, the novel rushes him into a heist with two young hoods which, if it is successful, will put all of them in the bigtime. The plan misfires, and Harry takes the rap, but not without stooling on the others. In the course of three days, Harry's hopes are dashed; he is arrested, arraigned, bailed out, evicted, and made the target for his former friends' vindictive and deadly manhunt. But Harry views it all philosophically, rationalizing that he still has access to his basic needs--a bottle of wine and a roof. Through Harry, Brashler is able to draw a vivid, realistic portrait of Uptown Chicago, overwhelming in detail, devastating in impact. Here are the winos, bums, hookers, punks, hillbillies, thieves, derelicts, salesmen, con-men, fences, and the hoards of poor. Here, too, are the cops who do what they can to keep the area under control. In City Dogs, Brashler carves a neat slice of life from Chicago's Uptown; observes it; analyzes it, perhaps too thoroughly for the squeamish; then deftly replaces it, where it again assumes perspective and is gradually lost in the progression of time. You are bidding on the stated Signet First Edition from November 1977. Both the cover and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! OVER 3000 UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) AND GROWING!!! BOOKS ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!
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