Abrahams, Peter THE PATH OF THUNDER
NY and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1948). (1948). Good Signed
NY and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1948).. (1948).. Good. - 8vo, dark blue cloth (bumped & lightly rubbed) titled in silver, in dw (rubbed, soiled & chipped; short tear to top edge of rear panel; dw spine faded; price-clipped). [vi], 278 &  pp. (front endpapers & page edges darkened; ink name & date on half-title. Good.
First American edition.
The story of a romance between a young South African man of mixed race and a white girl. The author "was born in 1919 in the Negro slums of Johannesburg, South Africa. At the age of nine he went to work in a tinsmithy. He taught himself to read and write and during intervals between work went to school." [dw] In 1939, he signed on a ship as a stoker, hoping to get to England, where he finally arrived in 1941, and where this book was written. Dust jacket present. First Edition.