Devil's Elbow

New York: Crown Publishers, 1969. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication, using his nickname: "7-31-69 / To -- and -- / With my love and esteem / 'Lon." The author was nicknamed "Lon" after the actor Lon Chaney when he was a student at Vanderbilt in the 1920s.

An uncommon title in 1960s Southern fiction, about a young man who leaves Nashville's "Bohemia" for a more stable life in Georgia. But he brings with him a co-ed he has met at Vanderbilt who is pregnant, and a very unexpected future unfolds in the ensuing 20 years that make up the novel's story.

Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket with minute rubbing and slight fading to the spine titles.

[Book #135576]