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The Tight White Collar by Grace Metalious 1961 - First Edition


Title: The Tight White Collar
Author: Grace Metalious
Publisher: The Book Club
Publication Date: 1961 - First Edition
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. In slightly worn dust-jacket, clean boards, clean pages.

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Reader's note

A 1961 First Edition of The Tight White Collar by Grace Metalious. Newly arrived in Cooper Station, a small, New England town, Chris Pappas and his wife, Lisa, struggle to join the insular society that views them as outsiders. While Chris sets out to establish himself as a teacher, Lisa enters into a clandestine relationship with Anthony Cooper, a descendent of the town founder. But it is only when the pair run afoul of Doris Palmer—a woman desperate to keep her secret—that they feel the true weight of the collar that constrains Cooper Station’s citizens.

“Lisa thought bitterly of the ideas she had held on "college life" before coming to Denton, ideas and images culled from a hundred magazine stories and as many movies. Where were the convertibles, the secret bottles of liquor, the gay young men and their wild girl friends?”

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