Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1966. Her first book, winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Warmly inscribed by the author to "one of the few great men of medicine of the Twentieth Century..." Slight foxing to cloth; near fine in a heavily foxed, very good jacket with a couple of closed edge tears. A Southern novel, compared by the publisher to Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood and Carson McCullers's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Long Walker Percy blurb on rear dust jacket flap. An uncommon book signed or inscribed. [#006526] $80

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