Third Printing. Salter dustjacket art. Author's very scarce first book. Set during the years of 1929 and 1942. "Drawing on his own boyhood, Huie gives the reader a detailed account of rural life and race relations in the Tennessee Valley in the early years of this century, including a vivid picture of college life at The University of Alabama during the Great Depression. Through a careful weaving of characters and events, fact and fiction, Huie’s novel captures the tumultuous times before World War II in the urban South, times of social unrest and testing of new political ideologies." Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket.