New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. Hardcover. 280p., very good first edition in blue cloth boards with decorative design in red and gilt, gilt titles, top edge tinted red, unclipped dj but chipped at head and tail of spine.
The Hermanville, Mississippi-born, Chicago raised poet became a leading figure of the Bohemian scene in New York's Greenwich Village in the 1920s.He was an associate of Dorothy Day and he and his wife were murdered in their flophouse rooms by an acquaintance from the streets. The novel takes place in the mind of a condemned man in his last sixty seconds of life before execution.