New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's black cloth over gray paper-covered boards, gray endpapers, original dust jacket.
First edition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ford's widely-acclaimed (first, and still finest) short story collection, Rock Springs, featuring the title-story, "Children," and the frequently anthologized classic, "Great Falls": "it is just low-life, some coldness in us all, some helplessness that causes us to misunderstand life when it is pure and lain, makes our existence seem like a border between two nothings, and makes us no more or less than animals who meet on the road – watchful, unforgiving, without patience or desire." Iconic 80s style dust jacket designed by Lorraine Louie. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2422