New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo ("), blue quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over off-white boards with "S.M." on front cover, archival mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (unclipped) with embossed raised images of paper-cutouts of children, viii + 389 pages. + Krochs & Brentanos' "1st Edition Circle" bookmark. Very Fine / Fine. Item #8640
A masterful, engrossing novel about the life of a large family that is deeply bonded by the stranger in their midst, an autistic child. "Profoundly honest, shapely, ambitious, engrossing".--New York Times Book Review.
Spanning forty years Family Pictures follows the family drama set in Chicago between husband and wife over a beautiful autistic child. Randall is both angel and demon. His father, David, a coolly rational psychiatrist, wants him placed in an institution; his mother, Lainey, insists on keeping him at home.
SIGNED & in SUPERIOR CONDITION internally: clean, tight, and bright. No previous owner or remainder marks.