Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: William Morrow & Company, 1999.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed by author Tom Franklin on the title page.
Tom Franklin's debut collection, revealing a south Alabama yielding its forests, bogs and rivers to lumber mills, power plants and chemical factories. The mystery of the woods is being replaced by the iron and steel or pipe and tank, drum and pump. The state itself is being poachded. And, as the weathered, handpainted sign in the title novella reads, Jesus is not coming; [x], 192,  pages.