First Edition; Octavo; VG/VG-; Spine is a picture of a bird cage, white text. DJ has shelf wear, small closed tear on front and rear; Boards have light rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has minor wear on edges, p.23 to 26 has a tiny rust stain, otherwise, free of marks on pages, half title page has author's personal inscription and signature; pp 213. Rockville.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Signed by Author First edition, hardcover, signed by the author, remainder mark to bottom edge, faint spotting to fore-edge, very slight lean, otherwise a VG+ copy in like dustjacket which has some light wear to the edges.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Octavo. 213pgs. Yellow cloth, blue lettering on the spine with embossed red decoration. Author inscription on the half-title page. Slight creasing on the lower edge of the spine, otherwise copy is as new. Unclipped pictorial jacket has minor wear to the edges, otherwise fine. Different from her first novel, "Wife" describes a young Indian wife"s struggle to achieve an identity as a woman and to cope with her immigrant status in the United States.
Fine in Near FIne jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A great copy of this collectible book. Interior clean and bright with no markings. Jacket has some rubbing, edgewear and two very minor tears to jacket edges. Jacket is not sunned and is not price clipped. The second novel from the author of Holder of the World and The Tree Bride. A novel exploring the transformation of a young immigrant bride to this country. A masterpiece.
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