New York: The Dial Press, 1968. First Edition. The author's fourth novel, the story of an African-American actor who grew up in Harlem and later moved into Greenwich Village, who after experiencing a heart attack on stage narrates retrospectively the significant relationships in his life. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); cream cloth, with titles stamped in dark brown on spine; dustjacket; [viii],484,pp. Mild wear to base of spine, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.95), gently spine-sunned and lightly dust-soiled, with a small stain to lower fornt panel, and a closed tear to lower left edge of same, with some old tape residue on verso; Very Good+.