New York: Viking Press, (1969). First edition. A label is affixed to the bottom of the front endpaper, information about the author's literary agency (The Sterling Lord Agency). "My real name," said Kent, remembering all the countless times he'd been held down and tortured by the big kids, all the oafish strangers at parties, all the dead looks in people's eyes, all the deliveries he had failed to receive, everyone demanding his name, "My real name," he repeated, "is Clark Kent." Hell-bent on Americanization Mrs. Kantavski had named her son Clark and changed his last name to Kent. In Brooklyn in 1937 this has not seemed like a bad idea; but when, a year later, the first Superman adventure appeared, the fate of the anti-hero of this hilarious picaresque was determined. Author's second novel. 247 pages. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14820

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