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The Punk

Sams, Gideon


1st Edition
Soft cover

Pictorial wrappers. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Includes original ‘Vive le punk’ badge. With epilogue by Gary (Gaz) Mayall. *** The first and only novel by Gideon Sams, written as a school essay in 1976 at the age of 14. His mother rescued it from a dustbin, where Pete Townshend of The Who said it should have been left. Sams did not write any other novels and died tragically in New York at the age of 26. This is the first ‘punk novel’ and follows the exploits of a young punk in London: fights, concerts, romance and a couple of violent stabbings. It’s direct and funny and gives an astonishing insight into the early punk scene. Sams was a real talent and it’s shame his career ended with this one novel. *** Originally published in 1977 by Polyantric Press in a limited edition of 500 copies and reprinted that same year by Corgi Press soon afterwards, this is the first official reprint since that time.

Book Details

AuthorSams, Gideon
PublisherFortune Teller Press
Publisher Year2004
Book ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Edition1st Edition