NY: Ace Books, 1967. First edition. Signed, dated, and inscribed by Delany on the title page. Mass-market paperback (6.5 x 4.25 in.), 142pp. A very good (+) copy, with a slight spine twist and a few light creases to the spine and front cover hinge (binding remains strong and secure).
A retelling of sorts of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, in which a member of an alien race now residing on Earth searches for lost love while attempting to parse the cultural legacy of the long-extinct human beings. Winner of the 1967 Nebula Award for Best Novel and a finalist for the 1968 Hugo Award. Cover art by Jack Gaughan.