Title: Rowdyman. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill, Ryerson, Ltd., Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0070776636
Seller ID: 3349
PINSENT, Gordon. The Rowdyman. a novel by Gordon Pinsent. Toronto et al: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, (1973). First Edition. Pp. (6),1-191,(3). 8vo, orange cloth, metallic blue lettering to spine. O'Dea 5362. "Will Cole's gota problem: ther's too much going on for him to settle down. He's in his th irties -- a mischievous, lovable rogue who finds it impossible to give up his boyish antics, follow the example of all his friends, and start thinkingseriously about 'the more important things in life'. The fact is, for Will there are no more important things. 'A feller like me has gotta get out an d move around now and then. Have a laugh!' So he loves 'em and leaves 'em, gets in and out of trouble, abuses and amuses his friends and strangers... all as regular as clockwork. He's 'The Ginger-Man' without all the abrasive, antisocial rage; he's Alfie with no record of betrayals, because he maeksno commitments in the first place. The setting is Grand Falls, Newfoundlan d -- a paper mill town peopled by a wonderful, colourful folk unique in North American to thsi Atlantic island province of Canada. There's Andrew Scott, Will's boyhood buddy -- now about to be married; Ruth Lowe, the prettiest girl in the class when they were kids; and Constable Williams, trying in vain to enforce all the laws that Will insists on breaking; and others... the old man, Stan; the b'ys at the billiard hall; the ladies at the church social... It's a funny sory, and a tragic one about the eternal child in man. And one can't help developing a strong attachment to this character and his world." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Pinsent on the title page. 25.00