Item #31057 Dark Madonna. Richard SUMMERS.

Dark Madonna. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1937.

First Edition, Review Copy, with publisher's slip pasted to front pastedown. Publisher's catalog laid in. "On the other side of town of every city of the Southwest is Little Mexico, a place of strange smells, of fleasy dogs, of strumming guitars. Lupe Salcido each day goes to work in a quiet dreaminess that her Americano housewife employer interprets as stolidity. At night she returns to her people. A would be flapper in appearance, adoring the gaudy jewelry of the dime store and the bright gowns of the cheap dress shops, she can yet burn candles and build shrines for her patron saints. The words of jazz hits on her lips, she can still harbor the deep, romantic notions of the primitive woman". Summers graduated from Tucson High School and then from the University of Arizona at the age 19. He began his prolific writing career in the late 1920s, and is most well-known for his 1937 novel Dark Madonna which dealt with the Latino community in 1930s Tucson and was hailed as a minor classic by critics. Very Good but for contemporary newspaper review pasted in at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow chips and closed tears.

Price: $85.00

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