New York: Atheneum, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. Near fine in like dustjacket, the whites as white as a marshmallow, the reds as red as a baboon’s butt. fine / fine. Item #776
The most effective postmodern novel of cross–cultural encounters, a time machine cloaked as a book, not only safe passage to an unfamiliar land, but a journey as effortless as that of a fragrance being exhaled from a flower, and you get to go there with your smartest, most observant, and most patient, friend. Contrast that lost, natural, agrarian world against our time when the trendy drinking water is from imported bottles not local wells, and the snippy crowd get it flavored and oxygenated because they can’t get past the boredom they coddle for the banality of anything that hasn’t been enhanced.