Austin: Thorp Springs Press, 1979. Paperback. 165p., personal inscription signed 'Amado', very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.
Seltzer, a Texas newspaperman, was imprisoned for his pacifism during World War II, then became a hobo and a writer whose pseudonymous descriptions of Mexican American life in the Southwest won critical acclaim from Mexican American and Anglo critics alike. Although he took newspaper jobs throughout the area, he eventually returned to the road, working as a laborer and a seaman, and visiting the soup kitchens, hobo jungles, and cotton fields that provided the grist for his stories.