New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First Edition. The author's second book and first novel, basis for the Oscar-winning 2009 film directed by Lee Daniels. First Printing. Octavo; charcoal gray paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 142, pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket, with two unnecessary pieces of clear tape on verso.