New York: Ballantine Books, 1996. Hardcover. 194p., first Ballantine Books trade edition, very good in glossy pictorial boards in diecut reveal unclipped dj.
The first work of fiction by the poet won the 1994 Western States Book Award for Fiction. The author, a columnist, was indicted on charges of smuggling Central American refugees into the USA. She was later acquitted. Originally published in 1994 by limited distribution publisher Bilingual Press.