Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk [FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION / 1965]
Don't Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  DOUBLEDAY
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.
A stunning Dust Jacket if not for a spot of surface tearing [ala sticker damage] on lower back. Book itself is mint. Gorgeous copy with no signs of age.
It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise.
It's the story of Norman Paperman, a New York City press agent who, facing the onset of middle age, runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper. (Hilarity and disaster -- of a sort peculiar to the tropics -- ensue.)
It's the novel in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such acclaimed and bestselling novels as The Caine Mutiny and War and Remembrance draws on his own experience (Wouk and his family lived for seven years on an island in the sun) to tell a story at once brilliantly comic and deeply moving.