Slightly shelf-cocked. Jacket is shipped and shows darkening. Tear at the top of spine, creased at the front edges. Inscribed and signed by author "For Barbara and Phil McMullan"
"Aaron Avery Sloane came at Christmas time. He was fresh from the state prison, a far-gone alcoholic, desperate, a derelict. No one knew precisely what his crime had been. But he needed help, and there were those who were ready to help him. . .
Aaron Sloane asked for help, to change, to be changed. And there was change. There was fear and hopelessness. There was jealousy and revenge and shattering hatred. Aaron Sloane, the stranger, came into the lives of these quiet people and lives cracked apart around him.
But the stranger was not to blame. And if anything were ever built up outof the destruction, he would not be due thanks. He was only, utterly, always himself."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author