And suppose you thought once more of the tall thin man with a bullet in his brain, and now suppose you had a second or two for one last suppose—and you supposed it. Suppose you'd only been supposing. Suppose your fine final thoughts had ...
Author: John Sanford
Publisher: A&C Black
Written between 1943 and 1946, A Man Without Shoes ? an epic novel of the immigrant experience in America ? was finally self-published in 1951 after over 30 rejections. As Sanford explained 'in 1947, it was a new kind of cold altogether: McCarthyism, it was called, and hard weather was no longer on the way, -it was here. For A Man Without Shoes, the sixteen seasons of the next four years were all of them winter. During that period, the book was submitted to some thirty publishers, and thirty-some times it was declined.' The novel was considered too politically radical and leftist for the mainstream publishers at the dawn of the McCarthy era.