- Publisher: Random House, New York
- Date published: 1973
- Format: Hardcover
First edition. Foreword by Ralph Ellison. Very faint spot on front board, a few faint pencil notes in the text, else near fine in about fine dust jacket. Rear panel of jacket prints a nine-line blurb by Ralph Ellison. Leon Forrest's first book. Inscribed by Ralph Ellison at his foreword: "For Phyllis Levita, somewhat amazed but with pleasure. Ralph Ellison. Nov. 5, 1989". Laid into the book is a request from Choice magazine for a review, along with a page of reviewer's notes in an unknown hand, and a brief typed review of the book.