Binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Stated First Edition. Book appears unread. 200 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1980. ISBN: 0060140240. In an age when marriage seems like a lingering bad joke, Lynne Sharon Schwartz has written a serious, witty and elegant novel of married love and hate-of sexual and moral mysteries that bind and maintain a man and woman through twenty years of rough strife.