Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
New York: The Crossing Press, 1984. First edition - Cliff's first novel, set in her native Jamaica - the title refers to the conch shell - the instrument used by the Maroons to communicate with one another in their guerilla struggles against the English slave-owners. Glossary. 167 pp. Promotional slip laid in. ISBN: 0-89594-1392.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.