Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; [x], 305,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
First Trade edition/first printing, preceded only by a private publication of Franklin Library, in seemingly unread, Fine condition, in sunned, else Fine dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on front paste down.
The story of a love affair between two Black Americans from very different worlds. Jadine is a black fashion model with a white patron. Son is a black fugitive who represents all she loathes and desires. Their story plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan to the deep South, examining the obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.