New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, (1971).
Hardcover. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear at the crown and faint crease on the front flap. Inscribed by Malamud to Chet and Louise Garrison, close friends of Malamud's, who were also the dedicatees of a 1967 omnibus edition of Malamud's work, *The Malamud Reader*: "For Louise and Chet with love, Bern".
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.