Edition: First edition.
New York: Morrow, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Page tipped in, identifying this as a special advance copy. Highly praised first novel of life in the gritty side of South Central Los Angeles - the dust jacket includes comments from such diverse writers as Henry Gates, Jr. , Whitney Otto, Jess Mowry and Susan Straight, among others. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus.
Condition: Fine in black boards with a blue cloth spine, red lettering. Issued without a dustjacket but with a wraparound band bearing enthusiastic quotes from Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Wesley Brown. An uncommon issue.