London: Phoenix House / Orion, 1994. Stated UK First Edition, 1st printing. Signed by author in pen on title page at a celebration commemorating his National Book Award in 2010. At author reading event, McCann stated "one to two thousand of these were printed". A scarce first edition / first printing of the author's first book, winner of the 1994 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Fishing the Sloe Black River is a critically acclaimed short story collection of 12 exceptionally crafted and thought-provoking tales. Overall, book in very good condition. Dust jacket in very good condition and is now enclosed in dust jacket covers. Dust jacket has faint creases along top front edge; one dog-eared page now corrected. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owners. Dust jacket is not price clipped, or has been modified in any way. Binding is tight, clean and in collectible condition.