Title THE GOLDEN SPIKE
Book Condition Very good: text block tanned, pastedowns show glue residue and scarring; in a lightly rubbed and edgeworn price-clipped dust jacket with front flap rumpled and scarred; the jacket has been trimmed about 1/4'', but the cover art is largely unaffected.
Edition First edition. One of the scarce Ballantine hardcovers released simultaneously with paperback editions.
Publisher (New York): Ballantine Books, (1952).
Seller ID 14052.01
Cautionary tale of adolescent drug addiction from the therapist/author who created a vogue for juvenile-delinquent fiction. The vivid vintage wraparound painting by Maguire features a montage of the sordid, menacing, twilight world of a teen-age junkie.