Publisher:McGraw-Hill,, New York:, 1980.Edition:First printing.Condition:Fine in near fine dust jacket (approx 2 in long slit on back cover of dj.)
Her first novel set among Irish Americans living in a blue collar community just outside Boston in the 1960's. Andre Dubus described Ford as having "a tough and compassionate eye. She vanishes from the reader's consciousness as she submerges deeply into her characters, whom she loves and blesses as they struggle in the embrace of love that is too often a stranglehold as well. She is a wise and wonderful writer/" and one who should be read more often.