1946 1st year edition, "Sixth Printing" stated on copyright page; Prentice-Hall publishers, New York; hardbound in black boards with gilt stamp lettering on spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good - overall, remarkably good condition for 1946.
goodreads review -
Russell Janney’s debut novel tells the story of Bill Dunnigan, the greatest press agent in America, who brings the body of Olga Treskovna, the purest female and best actress of America, to Coaltown, the worst mining town in the country, for burial.
The first part of the book is a flashback to the love story of the press agent and the actress, which was ideal, rather uncomplicated, and completely unconsummated. However, with Olga’s death, there begins an exhibition of power by the press agent—and this becomes the real substance of the book.
A novel of joyousness in life that will sweep the reader into a delightful liberating experience...