Published by Simon & Schuster, New York.
Cover is hard bound in Brown cloth. In Very Good condition. Some shelf and edge wear. Marks. Corners bumped.
Dust jacket is present. In Good condition. Marks. Chips and tears. Foxed. Price is clipped. Synopsis on front flap.
End papers are intact. Marks. Pencil marks and previous owner’s signature in pen on front fly.
Preliminaries - dedication, quote, prologue.
Main text body - 286 pages. In Very Good condition.
Edges are even. Tanned.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Black and grey lettering. Ends bumped and worn. Crease.
Page structure is sound with no missing pages.
The Kloochman is an extraordinary first novel. Its setting in the new American frontier—Alaska, its book towns swarming with construction workers, soldiers, men out for a quick dollar. And always the natives—especially the girls, the klooches—caught on the fringes of the white man’s world, their lives crazily spiralling between two extremes: the short burst of summer, of flash riches spent in lust and drink, and the long, agonising winter’s night.