New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth-backed boards. Although his previous collection achieved some popularity, this title is really Carver's breakthrough and break-away (from the restraints of Gordon Lish's style) book. In it, Carver moved beyond the constraining label of minimalism to mine an emotional depth not present in his previous work and which would blossom fully in his next and last book. The title story and "A Small, Good Thing" rank among the best stories of the latter twentieth century. Light soiling to the bulked edge of text at the top. Near Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Item #013631

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