A Piece of My Heart by Richard Ford [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]
A Piece of My Heart by Richard Ford
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  HARPER & ROW
Rare first hardcover printing of Ford's debut novel. Refurbished ex-library copy in very good condition. Dust jacket is beautiful; some trace wear and tear to edges and one tiny piece of tape on underside.
Book is very nice; pages are clean and white with no tanning. Cover has tape remainder marks on both sides and a small spot of fraying where the fourth piece of tape would have been. Library stamp on top-outer page edges.
Ford's mesmerizing first novel is the story of two godless pilgrims. Robard Hewes has driven across the country in the service of a destructive passion. Sam Newell is seeking the missing piece of himself. When these men converge, on an uncharted island in the Mississippi, each discovers the thing he's looking for--amid a conflagration of violence that's as shocking as it is inevitable.