The Small Back Room

By: Balchin, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good to Very Good


Uh oh--this one sounds serious, boys: it's sub-titled "The Story of an Inadequate Man," and the protagonist finds himself caught in the double-barrelled dilemma of bureaucratic red tape from government and Army, *and* a certain--ummm--inability to--ummm, well, par*tici*pate in certain--ummm--*phys*ical activities with the female of the species. We are informed that the author, "probes the small back room of a man's mind, a *man* who faces a problem *all* men must face." (I don't think "probe" is the right word in this particular instance, although I do admit to the better part of my mind being a small back room). Cover illustration by Wesley Snyder, and it features a sitting man with his back to a standing woman who couldn't look any more despairing and anguished if she learned he was leaving her for a threesome with both of her grandmothers. Spine roll, light edgewear, some spine sunning, faint spotting, tiny dampstain to small portion of top edge of first couple of pages, tanned pages, light general wear. In pretty good shape now, but it's so old that reading it might cause it to fall apart.

Title: The Small Back Room

Author Name: Balchin, Nigel

Categories: Fiction (paperback), Vintage Paperbacks (pre-1970),

Edition: 1st Lion Books edition

Publisher: New York, Lion Books 31: 1950

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good to Very Good

Size: Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75"

Seller ID: 011483

Keywords: VINTAGE PAPERBACKS, COLLECTIBLE PAPERBACK, IMPOTENCE, FICTION, INADEQUACY, WESLEY SNYDER, NIGEL BALCHIN, LION BOOKS, NOISBN