The Strangest Love Story Ever Told
He’s out to control the world, but first he has to kill Dan Track!
From the back:
In this pungent Erskine Caldwell novel about a collapsed boom town, penniless Southerners in a squatters’ slum fill their jobless days with casual ribaldry and haphazard lovemaking. The story of a shiftless migrant’s rowdy mixups with pretty social workers, his worries over his wild daughters, and his stubborn loyalty to his squal-id neighborhood, Tragic Ground blends the earthy humor and pathos that have made Cald-well’s books sell over 35,000,000 copies.
Four women submit to scientific experimentation to help solve their intimate problems…
From the back:
Naomi R. — Could her marriage truly be violated by a forcible intruder in her bed?
Helena A. — Whom had she betrayed? Her husband? Or the stranger she met in a motel room one night?
Helga J. — To her, physical love was a “dialogue” — an intimate “conversation” with any man she liked.
Joan O. — Was her happy, normal marriage the most devastating sexual problem of all — after her “innocent” fantasy turned into a flesh-and-blood man?
This cover was pieced together out of existing artwork the publisher already owned. The woman on the right is a previously unused Tom Miller painting (probably a rejected cover for a different book). The woman on the far left is from the cover of Bedrooms Are Not For Sleeping, the middle-left one is from Group Sex, and the middle-right is from The Love Trap.