Title: When You Think of Me
Author: Erskine Caldwell
Cover artist: [Signature blurred / Uncredited] — interior illustr. by Louis Macouillard
Yours for: $20
Best things about this cover:
- I know Caldwell girls are typically very "earthy," but I don't normally think of them as literally growing out of the earth.
- I love the guy in the background. He's like "That ... looks like ... what the hell?"
- The hyphen on "Ameri-ca's" hurts. A lot.
Best things about this back cover:
- "Living, loving, laughing ... suffering!" Ouch. It's really, really hard to land that Quadruple Alliteration in competition.
- I'm curious about the engineering on this "gun to distribute bread among starving peasants."
- Whoever typeset "bum's—eye" doesn't know his en dash from his rear end (-ash).
"They'd never understand what you went through at a time like that. All you knew was that your pal, who had gone through hell with you, was dead. That puts a queer feeling into any man."
One of the earliest documented discussions of post-traumatic queer disorder.