Family Dancing. Stories
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s brown cloth over pale yellow paper-covered boards, spine and upper board gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
"Regardless of age…few writers so effortlessly achieve the sense of maturity and earned compassion so evident in these pages" (New York Times). Signed review copy of celebrated queer author David Leavitt’s debut book. Published when he was only 23 years old, this collection comprises nine short stories, including "Territory" and "Out Here," originally published in the New Yorker and considered the first pieces of fiction published in the magazine that explicitly explored gay themes. Signed by Levitt to the title page. Publisher's review slip laid in. Light toning to unclipped dust jacket, else fine. Item #5955