Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 260,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
First Trade edition/first printing, predeced only by a privately published Franklin Library edition in about Near Fine condition, lightly bumped, in alike, slightly spine-faded dustjacket. De Bellis/Broomfield 150b.
Updike's story of Tristao Raposo, a poor black teen from the Rio slums, and Isabel Leme, an upper-class white girl, treated like a pampered slave by her powerful father who meet on the Copacabana Beach. Convinced that fate brought them together, betrayed by families who threaten to tear them apart, they flee to the farthest reaches of Brazil's wild west.