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On the Yard by  Malcolm Braly - First Edition - 1967 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 150907003)

On the Yard

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On the Yard

by Braly, Malcolm

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Condition
Near Fine
ISBN 10
0316106135
ISBN 13
9780316106139
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. In-house review copy with sheet addressed to Little, Brown salesmen mentioning a Norman Mailer blurb. 344 p. Near Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Very faint foxing and dust-soiling to edges. Jacket spine panel lightly sunned, small crease at foot, light toning along edges. A very neat, clean copy of a gritty prison novel.

Synopsis

Malcolm Braly (1925–1980) was born in Portland, Oregon. Abandoned by his parents, Braly lived between foster homes and institutions for delinquent children, and by the time he was forty had spent nearly seventeen years in prison for burglary, serving time at Nevada State Prison, San Quentin, and Folsom State Prison. He wrote three novels behind bars,  Felony Tank  (1961), Shake Him Till He Rattles  (1963), and  It’s Cold Out There (1966), and upon his release in 1965 began to work on  On the Yard . When prison authorities learned of the book they threatened to revoke his parole, and he was forced to complete it in secret. Published in 1967, after Braly’s parole had expired,  On the Yard  received wide acclaim. It was followed by his autobiography,  False Starts: A Memoir of San Quentin and Other Prisons  (1976), and a final work of fiction,  The Protector (1979). Malcolm Braly enjoyed fifteen years of freedom before his death in a car accident at age fifty-four. Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, including  Motherless Brooklyn  and  The Fortress of Solitude . He lives in Brooklyn and in Maine.

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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
150907003
Title
On the Yard
Author
Braly, Malcolm
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0316106135
ISBN 13
9780316106139
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1967
Keywords
Review Copy
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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