New York: The Vanguard Press, 1967. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front flyleaf in the year of publication: "For Gunter — / With best wishes / Joyce Carol Oates / 9-22-67." Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction (1968), and winner of the M.L. Rosenthal Award (1968). The author's second novel.
First of the "Wonderland Quartet" novels, the others being "Expensive People" (1968), "them" (1969), and "Wonderland" (1971).
Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Foxing to the page edges, slight fading to the extremities, faint splash to the top page edges. Jacket spine slightly faded, light shelfwear and foxing, and a long crease to the rear flap.