San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's salmon cloth, spine stamped in silver, terra cotta endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
"She was a woman who lived a certain life. She knew how to give dinner parties, take care of dogs, enter restaurants.... She was a woman who had read books, played golf, gone to weddings, whose legs were good, who had weathered storms, a fine woman whom no one now wanted" (from "Dusk"). First edition of American novelist and short story writer James Salter's short story collection. Comprising 11 elegantly understated, if inescapably sexist, tales set in a wide diversity of locations, Salter illuminates the "dusk" of personal relations with precision and grace. Notably, it is one of the few short story collections to win the American PEN/Faulkner award. Owner signature to front free endpaper. Fine, in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2312