Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1988). First edition - The author's first collection of poems, winner of the 1987 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize - Each poem tells a story, of family relationships and the details of daily life from working class Fall River, Massachusetts, where he was born, to the California which he escaped to, but still with a sense of despair and an awareness of life's hardships. "Who would want to die defending Firestone Tire/ and its brick storage yards?" A title in Pitt Poetry Series. 61 pp. ISBN: 0-822954109.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.