The Wayward Bus
New York: The Viking Press, 1947.
New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in just about Fine dust jacket. The book with the correct green top-stain, copyright information and blindstamped bus on the front cover. This copy with a green silk ribbon bookmark (attached behind the text-block), which we haven't seen before. Dust jacket with the correct $2.75 price on the front flap in exceptional condition overall with just the slightest wear at the spine ends. An exceptionally preserved copy.
Juan Chicoy's part-time service of operating a shuttle bus along the highway near his town brings together a wide array of characters who might not otherwise mingle: "a successful businessman, his prissy sexually frigid wife, their athletic university-student daughter, a traveling salesman, an arousing stripper masquerading as a dental nurse, a cranky rancher...each person in this random cast of players faces an inner crisis of sorts during their short journey, and the resulting interconnected character studies make up the novel...The Wayward Bus is, as its author points out, a contemporary morality play" (Leaves and Pages). Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #5290)