New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1973. First U.S. Edition. First printing. Octavo. Red paper-covered boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 224pp. Tight, straight, and clean, with barely discernible shadow of a remainder price stamp to front endpaper. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $6.95 on front flap), spine ends just nudged, very Near Fine.
Excellent copy of Puig's second commercially-published book in North America, somewhat hard-to-find in this condiiton. Puig's 1975 novel, Kiss of the Spider Woman, would cement his reputation as one of the leading Spanish-language novelists of the twentieth century; it was adapted for film in 1985, winning an Academy Award lead actor William Hurt and a Palme d'Or nomination for its director, Hector Babenco, at that year's Cannes Film Festival.