Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth spine over green boards. In green and white dust jacket. Moderate edgewear, with light scuffing to spine ends and touches of soil. Boards bumped at corners. INSCRIBED by author on half-title page. Very good. 402pp. Very good. Item #23187
Novel by the noted photographer, musician, filmmaker, and artist: a sweeping historical saga set in early 20th century New York, and a departure from his earlier, frequently autobiographical themes. Early in his career, Parks was an award-winning photojournalist for Life Magazine; he later became the first African-American producer and director of major films, including SHAFT; and his substantial body of written work includes technical nonfiction, memoir, and poetry.