A near-fine first edition in the original binding. There is a small nick to the cloth at the top of the spine, and a small bruise to the bottom of the spine. In a good unclipped dust jacket. Wear to all corners, a tear to the bottom of the front cover, a tear to the bottom of the back cover, a tear to the top back corner, chipping to the top of the back cover. Wear to top and bottom of spine, and minor chipping to top of spine. Some loss of colour to jacket folds. Additional pictures of jacket condition available upon request.
In Monterey, on the California Coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday - one of those days that's just bad from the start. But Sweet Thursday is sunny and clear, a day when anything can happen. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, Steinbeck brilliantly creates its bawdy, high-spirited world of bums, drunks and hookers, telling the story of what happened to everyone after the war. There are colourful characters old and new, all united by love, laughter and tears: Fauna, the latest madam at the Bear Flag brothel, Doc, still there for everyone else but feeling strangely sad himself, and Suzy, the new hustler in town who might just be the girl to save him.