New York: Lion Book, (1954). First edition, a paperback original. "Lion Book Original #224." Goodis's prolific output of short stories and novels epitomizing the noir fiction genre maintain a deep identification with the city of his birth, Philadelphia, where he used what he observed in the skid row neighborhoods of his home town to craft his stories of lives gone wrong (Wikipedia). Bright and near fine with just one tiny nick to bottom front corner and edges lightly rubbed. PAPERBACK ORIGINAL.