Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First American Edition
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's, 1985.
After the death of his wife, Melville's protagonist moves from New York City to a small town in upstate New York to be with his young daughter. The town is run by an old man who practices a strange religion that revolves around death. The old man demands that the protagonist make a death ceremony for his daughter in order to ensure her entry into the afterlife. The protagonist resists and eventually leaves the town.; 8vo; $6.50.