Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: Limited Edition
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1979.
A beautiful Limited edition in Very Fine condition signed and numbered by author Joyce Carol Oates directly on the limitation page. Numbered 278 of 300 copies printed in this special edition.
The novel is about a mother and daughter who travel from Ohio to North Carolina to visit the daughter's father, who has recently died. The daughter is married and has a child, and the mother is widowed. They all go to visit the father's gravesite, which is in a small town in North Carolina. The mother and daughter fall into a deep conversation about life, death, and the meaning of life. The daughter tells the mother that she doesn't know what the meaning of life is, and the mother tells her that she doesn't either. The mother says that she is content with the life she has and the people she has left behind.; 8vo; Signed by Author.