Edition: First printing.
New York: Norton, (1981.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an intelligent and literate thriller that begins with the discovery of a boy's naked body in a wooded area of a small Georgia town in 1920, and 'weaves through decades of deceit.' Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. SIGNED on the title page. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-393-014614.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (small bookplate on front endpaper, one short closed tear and some toning to the dj, original price of 14.95 still present.) Overall a tight, straight and clean copy of this hardcover first edition, one of a small printing and uncommon signed.