“The Shoemaker is on one level a super and terrifying recreation of a crime that made headlines: the ordinary story of a person who embarked on a spree of burglary, rape and ultimately murder. It also takes us on an ordinary journey into the mind and soul of a psychotic. Joseph Kallinger was once a poet and a murderer, a loving father and the killer of one among his own sons, a devoted husband and a rapist, a dreamer and a person obsessed by nightmares of horror and destruction.” Front and rear covers laminated. Has prior owners name (cope with label) on 2nd page.Binding tight, no writing. With the exception of for defects noted above, book is in superb condition.