Oates, Joyce Carol. New York: Dutton (1992). First Edition. Quarter cloth. 154 pp. Ink line to bottom edges. A clean, attractive copy. “In a plot shocking for its blatant familiarity, a figure identified as The Senator tipsily drives a young woman away from a Fourth of July party, veers off a dock and plunges the car into dank water, where he deserts her and she drowns, a chastely wrapped condom still in her Laura Ashley purse.” – PW Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.