Very Good. Item #8717
Amherst: The Massachusetts Review, 1968. First Edition. Signed by MacLeod without inscription at start of his contribution. Octavo; [viii], 209-408pp. Printed paper wraps. Covers faintly bumped at front fore-edge corners, with shallow chips and brief exposure at spine ends. Spine toned, but straight and unbroken. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
MacLeod's print debut with his beloved short story "The Boat," which would appear collected in the following year's Best American Short Stories volume, then again in his first short story collection The Lost Salt Gift of Blood. A meticulous writer, MacLeod produced fewer than twenty short stories and just one novel in his career, yet his work earned him praise as one of Canada's literary giants, with "The Boat" counted among the greatest short stories in the country's literature.