New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. First printing. Hardcover. 159pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth. Very good / very good. Item #32152
Signed by the author on the front free endsheet. The author's fifth book. Written at a time when his author's wife was dying in a hospital in new Jersey, and partly inspired by a woman who had disappeared at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument while Abbey was a ranger there; this lyrical novel of love in the grand canyon echoes the author's feelings at that time and is unlike anything else he published.