Berkeley: Quinto Sol Publications, Inc., 1972. First Edition. The author's first book, a coming-of-age novel set in New Mexico after World War II, and one of the cornerstone works in the Chicano literary canon. According to the American Library Association, it continues to be among the most frequently challenged books in the U.S. Basis for Carl Franklin's 2012 film adaptation, starring Luke Ganalon, Joseph Garcia, and Miriam Colon. Item #4619
First Printing, wrappered issue. Octavo (22.75cm); pictorial card wrappers; xiv,248,pp; illus. Trivial rubbing to extremities, faint sticker shadow to front wrapper, else a sharp, Near Fine copy, free of the usual heavy wear.