First edition hardcover printing of "Blues Child Baby" by George Cain. In excellent used condition. No lines, notes or marks within text. Wear and yellowing of pages consistent with age and use.
First published in 1970, "Blueschild Baby" takes place during the summer of 1967—the summer of race riots all across the nation; the Summer of Love in the Haight Ashbury; the summer of Marines dying near Con Thien, across the world in Vietnam—but the novel illuminates the contours of a more private hell: the angry desperation of a heroin addict who returns to his home in Harlem after being in prison.