New York: Bobb-Merrill Co., (1939). First edition. Hailed by critics in the U.S. and abroad as a metaphor for the immigrant experience in America (Wikipedia). Di Donato, both a writer and bricklayer, was best known for this novel recounting the life and times of his own bricklayer father, Geremio, who was killed in 1923 in a building collapse. Spine ends lightly bumped otherwise fine lacking dust jacket.