Rough Trade [hardcover] by Robert Silverberg

Product Code: 978-1-786362-03-2
Stock Status: In Stock
A collection of Noir Mystery, Crime & Murder​​​​​​​ — Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover. A signed and numbered edition in a slipcase and limited to 100 copies is also available.
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A COLLECTION by Robert Silverberg
CATEGORY Noir Mystery, Crime & Murder​​​​​​​
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2017
COVER, ENDPAPERS ART  Denis McLoughlin
PAGES 435

EDITIONS 
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-786362-02-5
100 JHC signed by Robert Silverberg  — ISBN 978-1-786362-03-2

SYNOPSIS

“This was my first story for the W.W. Scott crime-fiction magazines, written in June, 1956, probably a week or so after my graduation from Columbia. It has just a touch of autobiographical material in it. During my undergraduate years I had been living in a residential hotel on West 114th St. in Manhattan, a few blocks from the Columbia campus—once a grand apartment house, now carved up into one-room accommodations. The other inhabitants of the hotel included such notable literary figures as Harlan Ellison and Randall Garrett, plus an assortment of Columbia graduate students, a few very ancient widows living on pension checks, and various transient figures of uncertain origins. One day as I was coming home I heard furious shouts coming from the building, and when I reached it I saw that one of those transient figures had evidently reached a parting of the ways with her roommate, because her upper story window was open and she was hurling his possessions into the courtyard far below. I still remember the sound the radio made as it hit the pavement.”

And so begins this long-overdue collection of criminally overlooked capers and revenge yarns penned over the past sixty-plus years by the great Robert Silverberg . . . each story almost lovingly served up for your entertainment, and with nary a cell-phone or TV remote to be seen anywhere. Ah, those were the days—and, folks, these were the stories!

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