New York: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 2003. Hardcover. 196p., hardbound first edition in two colors of paper over boards and in dust jacket, a fine unblemished copy. European American author. Toni Morrison blurbs, "This fresh, unsentimental look at what slaveowning does to (and for) one's interior life must be a first. And the writing -so prised and clean-limbed- is a marvel"