Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition Thus. Handsome re-issue of the Italian-American author's first book, a novel ripe with the conflicts of family life and Catholic guilt. Basis for Dominique Deruddere's 1989 film adaptation, starring Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. Item #2700
Limited Issue, one of 200 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.54. Octavo (23.5cm); printed paper-covered boards and beige cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 266,pp. Mild rubbing to lower board edges, else Fine in a Very Good dustjacket, lightly shelfworn, with a chip to crown, a few short tears, and a crease to front flap.