New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. Capote's first book, a novel about "a young boy's experiences in a desolate Southern rural community during one long and lowering summer, as he moves painfully and at times terrifyingly into emotional maturity." First Printing. Octavo; beige linen, with titles stamped in red and green on spine; gray topstain; dustjacket; 231pp. Sunning to topstain and upper board edges; minor wear at crown; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, spine-sunned, with light edgewear, a few short tears, and a minute chip at crown; Very Good+.