New York: Boni and Liveright, 1928. First edition. 8vo, 295pp; cloth-backed patterned purple boards with matching endpapers. Spine stamping dulled, otherwise close to fine in a price-clipped dust jacket, spine faded a bit and with a thumb-sized chip from the base of the front panel, slight wear at the top edge and spine ends. Item #205608
The author's second novel, following her bestseller, The Hard-Boiled Virgin. Newman was a well-regarded writer, promoted by Sherwood Anderson, H.L. Mencken, and James Branch Cabell, among others. She pushed boundaries of social acceptability, particularly with her frankly feminist views of sexuality in the American south. Her promising career was cut short by her sudden death at the age of forty-five. The attractive deco jacket design is by Georg. T. Hartmann.