Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1996.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Barry Moser
A handsome stated first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket which shows a bit of sunning on spine and along edges. Beautifully bound in black stamped burgundy cloth.
Eleven-year-old Josie and her self-indulgent mother Delia have come to live with great-aunt Esther Burkhardt in upstate New York. Here Josie meets her withdrawn 25-year-old cousin Jared, Jr. , on leave from seminary, who draws Josie into some bizarre sexual rituals.
A haunting novel about the pain and helplessness of sexually abused children abandoned by the adults in their lives. First published in the Ontario Review in 1966 ; Woodcuts.