This is a trade sized paperback
From the back cover: "One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s. Maggie Cassidy was not published until 1959, after the appearance of On the Road had made its author famous overnight. Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its straight-forward narrative structure is one of Kerouac's most accessibble works. It is a remarkable, bittersweet avocation of the awkwardness and the joy of growing up in America."