A Piece of My Heart by Richard Ford [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]

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A Piece of My Heart by Richard Ford 

FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING [1976] 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.