Thicker Than Water [JEWISH FICTION]. Vera CASPARY.

Thicker Than Water [JEWISH FICTION]. New York: Liveright Publishing Corp. (1932).

Fourth Printing, one month after First (with 'Fourth Printing' plug at top front flap near price - and unclipped up to this point). Bjorncrantz dustjacket art. Caspary's uncommon second (and favorite) novel, a chronicle of a Sephardic Jewish family living in Chicago. In the novel, a suitor is dismissed with a single scornful phrase: “But he’s a German.” And when a Sephardic child marries “a Jew of humbler stock,” he is “disowned by his parents, mourned as if he were dead.” The novel spans the rise and fall of the family’s silk-jobbing business—and its eventual sale—while Rosalia’s brother Saul leaves the firm to become a partner in a West Side department store and a relative by marriage leaves to join a brokerage. The third generation abandons business altogether for art, romance, or philanthropy. Caspary, a novelist, playwright and screenwriter is best known for her film ''Laura''. Near Fine but for few inch closed tear at fore-edge margin of title page, in Very Good dustjacket, few shallow edge chips, top spine end chipped.

Price: $600.00

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