New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1989).
Hardcover. First edition. Foredge quite foxed else near fine in slightly spine-sunned near fine dustwrapper. Affixed on the front fly is an Author's Complimentary Slip with the "Author" whited-out and "Mrs. Malamud" typed in (the book was posthumously published). The recipients were Chet Garrison (a close friend and colleague of Malamud's) and his wife Louise, who were the dedicatees of a 1967 omnibus edition of Malamud's work, *The Malamud Reader*
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).