The Last Supper and Other StoriesTHE LAST SUPPER is Howard Fast's third book of short stories. As with his previous books of short stories, he presents tales of our American origin as well as penetrating observations on the lives we lead today.
Here you will read of a Broadway playwright who rationalizes his betrayal of his best friend; you will read of a millionaire who built a foolproof shelter against the H bomb, a Congressman from Mississippi who spent weekends in Baltimore. You will read of a successful stockbroker who held conversations with God, and of an editor who decided to sell his soul to the devil.
You will participate in a variety of fascinating experiences -- a walk home with the F.B.I., a tired doctor in prison, and a shipment of Coca-Cola bottles in Arabia -- to name only a few.
In three beautiful stories about the life and times of Samuel Adams, Mr. Fast turns to that area of writing where he has won such high praise -- the area of historical writing. And finally, in a story entitled Christ in Cuernavaca, Mr. Fast presents an unusual and thoughtful picture of Mexico today.
In other words, THE LAST SUPPER offers superb reading. It is Mr. Fast's best book of short stories.from the dust jacket of the 1955 Blue Heron first edition