New York: Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, 1988. Paperback. 183p., 2p. [series menu], illustrated with period photography; softbound first appearance/first edition in 8x5.2 inch glossy wraps. The last dozen leaves sport a tiny bump to one corner. The African American novelist's first book, somewhat quirky (as the inclusion of photoillustration attests) and extraordinarily well-blurbed --by Henry Gates, Gilbert Sorrentino, Ishmael Reed, Clarence Major, John A. Williams. Vintage contemporaries.