New York: Harper & Brothers (1931). A novel about the hypocrisy and tragedy of midwestern middle-class life, published when the author was 24 years old. Encouraged by Cocteau and Norman Douglas, Davis was a member of the group of artists and writers who lived at the famed Brooklyn Heights commune where Paul Bowles, Auden and Gypsy Rose Lee lived in the 1940s. A literary satire of Davis was written by Truman Capote in the form of the character "Boaty" in his unfinished work Answered Prayers The novel has a number of subtle gay themes and appeared during a short period in the early 1930s when several other novels with similar subjects were well-received. Very good in very good jacket, with a few small edge chips and light browning. Uncommon.
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