Edition: First printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, which takes place in 1943 during World War II "in a village which could hardly be further removed from [the war]. Joseph's Landing, New York, knows no bombings, no evacuations, no shortages; even its few gold stars hang in the windows of late-comers to the town." Removed that is, until the town's only wounded veteran returns and a young Jewish doctor arrives to take the place of the former doctor whose "malignant genius survives in the lives of the townspeople." 186 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (a clean, tight book, with some rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)