New York: Doubleday, 1978. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page.
Joy Williams' scarce second novel, which many claim was "killed" from going into a second printing by an especially scathing review by New York Times writer Anatole Broyard. The novel would remain out of print until Fairy Tale Press rereleased it in 2008 with an introduction written by Rick Moody, and has now been popularly redeemed, republished in 2018 for its 40th anniversary as well.
From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of “Kentucky Straight” and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by “Granta” magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.
Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light foxing on the top page edges, with light fading to the spine panel of the dust jacket, and a tiny closed tear at the top rear jacket fold.