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The Hit a novel by  Julian Mayfield - First Edition - 1959 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 14337)

The Hit a novel

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The Hit a novel

by Mayfield, Julian

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London: Michael Joseph, 1959. Hardcover. 190p.,very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped dj. African American author. Debut novel.


The Hit is the first novel by author Julian Mayfield, who was also an actor, director, lecturer and Civil Rights activist. The main character, Hubert Cooley, is an avid gambler who looks for a ‘hit’ to rescue him from his life in Harlem, and will do anything to play the game. The novel follows a day in Cooley’s life, which starts out quietly and ends in dramatic confusion and violence.

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Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB US (US)
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The Hit a novel
Mayfield, Julian
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Michael Joseph
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African American; Modern first edition; 1950S;

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