Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Port of Shame"

“Listen, Mom,” I said, “I promise I’ll go to mass tomorrow. But I have to go now because me and some of the other guys are gonna go make a novena.”

Port of Shame, by Horace P. Sternwall (Ace Books, 1955; currently out of print).

(Painting by Herb Tauss. Scroll down the right-hand side of this page to find a listing of links to the opening passages of many other fine but sadly-obscure works of  Horace P. Sternwall.)

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