Somebody in Boots

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Pub Date: 03/28/2017

Pages: 264

Publisher: Ig Publishing

Imprint: Ig Publishing

ISBN 13: 9781632460431

ISBN 10: 1632460432

Price: / $23.50 CAN$16.95

Category: FICTION / Classics

Somebody in Boots

By Nelson Algren, Colin Asher

Price: $16.95



About the Book

Nelson Algren was a renowned writer, known for his penetrating and influential social novels such as The Man With the Golden Arm and A Walk on the Wild Side. Originally published in 1935, Somebody in Boots was Algren's first novel, based on his experiences living in Texas during the Great Depression. A wonderful companion to Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, this new edition of Somebody in Boots features an introduction by Colin Asher, who is writing a forthcoming biography of Algren.

About the Book

Back in print, the first novel from literary giant Nelson Algren.


Nelson Algren (1909–1981) was an American writer known for his novels about the poor. His first novel, Somebody in Boots, relates the wanderings of Cass McCay, a poor Texas drifter during the Great Depression, who ends up among the down-and-outs of Chicago. Among Algren's many honors was a National Book Award for the novel The Man with the Golden Arm.