Esquire Inc, 1937. First Edition. $150.
Donato’s first book, printed in the form of a novella published by Esquire. He developed it into a novel in 1939, published by Bobbs Merrill.
The story of an Italian-American working class family in Depression-era New York served as the basis for Edward Dmytryk’s 1949 film noir, “Give Us This Day,” produced while Dmytryk was in exile in England avoiding prosecution by the House Un-American Activities Committee