First Edition. Karl S. Woerner dustjacket art. After Williamson's second and third novels were panned by the critics for being too poetic, he produced Hunky, a more simply written tale of a blue collar protagonist who discovers what life was meant to be all about. The author was born on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Northern Idaho to European parents. He ran away at age 14 and lived the hobo's life, eventually becoming a treasure hunter in Peru, a circus hand, reporter for a San Francisco paper, and text book author. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket.