Black Alice

By: Demijohn, Thom [pseud. Thomas M. Disch and John Thomas Sladek]

Price: $7.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Good Condition: Notation to first page otherwise unmarked. Solid binding. Cover shows shelfwear, bumped corners. Dustjacket shows edge pieces missing, edge tears. We have added a clear Brodart protective cover over the dustjacket. Used vintage hardcover book with dustjacket copy of Black Alice by Thom Demijohn. Jacket cover art by V.F. Fritz. Garden City NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc. Copyright 1968. 224 pages. 5.75 x 8.75 inches, 23 cm. Book Club edition Doubleday number 1635. No interior illustrations. Thom Demijohn is the pseudonym of Thomas M. Disch and John Thomas Sladek. From Wikipedia: During the 1960s in Virginia while the blacks fight for their civil rights, a young white girl is kidnapped in Baltimore. Light Alice Raleigh, eleven years and blonde like corn, and heiress of an immense fortune, is held for a ransom of a million dollars. Her kidnappers, trying to make her invisible to the police officers and the federal agents searching for her, manage to brown her skin and her hair. They sequester her under an assumed name in a house held by an old black woman, near Norfolk, which turns out to be a house of prostitution. Slowly, Alice adapts herself to this surprising life amidst the black culture of the time period, completely new for her; at no point in the book is the young Alice made to participate in prostitution, and in fact Alice only has a vague idea of what goes on in behind closed doors in the house. She eventually discovers that her father is the real instigator of her kidnapping, in essence intending to embezzle money from himself that he can then spend without being traced by government offices. In the end, Alice is freed and returns to her former life, after denying knowledge of her father while still disguised as a black child and seeing him punished for his misdeed.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

Title: Black Alice

Author/Composer: Demijohn, Thom [pseud. Thomas M. Disch and John Thomas Sladek]

Categories: American Authors,

Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 004322

Keywords: Literature Fiction, Thom Demijohn, Thomas M Disch, John Thomas Sladek, African American Girls Fiction, Race Relations United States, Crime Stories,