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The Punk

Sams, Gideon


1st Edition
Soft cover

n.d. [1977] Printed wrappers with safety pin through upper wrapper. Two thin lines of rolled laminate to tail of upper wrapper- a production fault and hardly visible. First printing, limited to 500 copies – extremely scarce. *** 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.

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Book Details

AuthorSams, Gideon
PublisherPolytantric Press
Publisher Year1977
Book ConditionFine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Edition1st Edition