Collectible signed copy of Carpenter's ninth novel and the last to be published during his lifetime, a dark but honest reckoning with suburban malaise playing out among the members of a fractured family in Marin County, California.
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. First edition. Signed by Carpenter on front fly-leaf. Octavo (5.75 x 8.25 in.); 230pp.; red papered boards backed with blue quarter-cloth, gold spine lettering; in unclipped ("$17.95") dustjacket. Spine mildly cocked forward, else fine in a fine dust jacket.