The Company of Men
Romain Gary's novel of post-war France
First UK edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 254pp.
This is the story of a fourteen year old boy in France after the Second World War, and if his search for the company of men. His father had been killed by the Germans and he moved from the Resistance underground into the Paris underworld—trading cigarettes with the troops, stealing UNRAA penicillin, staging quick hold-ups, looking for an answer to the riddle his father had left him in dying 'for all the other men'.
A good copy. The wrapper's spine is faded but is now within a protective sleeve. The book is foxed to the prelims but otherwise in string readable condition.