New York: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good in Good dj. (c.1959). First Edition. Hardcover. [very light dampstaining to bottom page edges and lower edge of front cover (almost invisible on black cloth), slight bleed onto front endpaper but interior of book otherwise unaffected; jacket edgeworn, rubbed, minor paper loss at top of spine, a few tiny tears]. Novel set in Tennessee, about a man in his fifties who is obsessed with death, and is particularly keen on statues and stone markers, which he sees as symbolic of "the indestructible past." However, "when vandals deface a stone marker near his country home, Horatio Adams' response sets into motion a series of violent acts." The author's second novel. . (Inventory #: 15865)
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