Edition: First printing.
New York: Dutton, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Warm, funny, and deeply moving. Set in San Francisco in the 1950s, this is a brilliantly rendered novel of family relationships, culture shock, and the rites of passage that are the universal perils of growing up "American." His highly praised first novel, with a long blurb by Amy Tan on the back cover. In the summer of 2005, this was the first book selected by San Francisco for the new 'one city, one book' program. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- to a fellow writer with best wishes and admiration" and dated in the year of publication. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-525-24994x.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.