New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1973).
Hardcover. First edition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with slight wear. Inscribed by Malamud to the family of Chester A. Garrison, a close friend and colleague, who along with his wife Louise were also the dedicatees of a 1967 omnibus edition of Malamud's work, *The Malamud Reader*: "For Chet and Louise and Peter & Hallie & Ben With much affection, Bern. May 1973."
Chester A. Garrison became friends with Malamud soon after Garrison joined the English Department at Oregon State College (now University) in 1954 where they bonded over being Easterners (Malamud from New York and Garrison from Jersey City) and their mutual interest in Thomas Hardy. Malamud's son Paul interviewed Garrison about their relationship for the book *The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud* (2001). A nice association.