Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976. First Edition. First Printing, cloth issue, one of 1000 copies. Octavo (23.75cm); decorative paper-covered boards and sage green cloth backstrip, with title label mounted to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; ,11-89,pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket. An early novella by Oates, "a full-blown freak show of serial murder, psychological self-torment, and literal disintegration" (Kirkus Review), reissued in 2018 in the Hard Case Crime series. MORROW & COONEY 255b.