Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 252 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1978. ISBN: 0698105125. For Tom Metfield the spoils of success are far from fulfilling. With the big best seller to his credit and a comfortable income from his writing, he should be relishing fortune's rewards. Instead, he finds his own life increasingly empty. Experiences he once sought and savored have become no more than grist for his literary mill. And as this creeping coldness continues to paralyze his actions and atrophy his emotions, he finds he must take stock of himself.