HARRY KAPLAN'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised author's second novel. "Set in waterlogged Memphis during the great flood of 1939, [it]] spins an unusual variation on the Huck Finn theme. For 15-year-old Harry Kaplan, recently transplanted from Brooklyn to Memphis's teeming Jewish ghetto, working in his father's pawnshop is a bore. So bookish, comically awkward Harry hooks up with two orphaned black twins, wise-guy Lucifer and his tagalong mute brother Michael. Renegade Harry and the twins navigate flooded Beale Street, exploring brothels, cabarets, a wrecked steamboat and the stereotypes each culture harbors toward the other." (Publishers Weekly) Cover praise from Gordon Lish, Barry Hannah, Lee Smith and more. SIGNED (with a quirky backwards 'Steve') on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-899197248.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)