Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.
First American edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, overall light sunning. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down.
This book of short stories by Portuguese author José J. Veiga tells the tales of people who find themselves in unexpected and often uncomfortable situations. The title story, "The Misplaced Machine," follows a group of workers who are forced to evacuate their factory as a result of a gas leak. In "The Thief," a woman is robbed at gunpoint, and in "The Merchant's Son," a man's father dies and he is forced to take over his business. These stories are full of suspense and are sure to leave readers feeling unsettled.; 8vo ; FSA.