(A novel about American carnival life and the hopes and di...)
A novel about American carnival life and the hopes and disappointments of low-income people after WWII, written with unusual directness, honesty and charm by a lifetime resident of the Finger Lakes region of New York. Its heroine is Zelma, daughter of the Fat Lady and the Thin Man.
Student, Elmira College, 1935-1938.
Board of directors Second Place East, 1940-1998. Member Mark Twain advisory board ElmiraColl., 1990-1997.
Married Bela Crane Tifft, July 16, 1938 (deceased January 1999). Children: Wilton, John, Nicol.