A RECENT MARTYR.
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this provocative and gifted writer, the story of an unusual love triangle set in what was then the near future and against the background of a New Orleans ravaged by a mysterious fatal disease. Dustjacket praise from Margaret Atwood, Diane Wakoski and Craig Nova (who calls this 'a haunting book, written with authority and with fearlessness.') among others. Promotional copy with 'network - not for resale' stamped on the bottom edge. The ending is prophetic: "The future holds a simple promise. We are well below sea level and inundation is inevitable. We are content, for now, to have our heads above the water." SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-395-436133.
Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (slight fading to the spine of the dj as is common with this title.)