New York: Basic Books Inc., 1978. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #003163
Full number line. Goldenrod cloth boards with red lettering to spine. xiii, 249 p.p. Small scuff to front board and light soiling to head. Light foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket lightly bumped at extremities, else in fine condition. This is the true story of a young man accused of rape - he happens to live in Albany, but this story could have taken place in any of a dozen American citities - his experiences, his thoughts and feelings, and his transactions with the world. In this searching, loving, but thoroughly tough-minded picture of a young man doomed by lack of family and community stability to a violent life and possibly a violent death, the author has found a way to put real human flesh on a problem that has for too long been seen as a bloodless abstraction.