New York: Metropolitan Books, 1995. Stated First Edition, 1st printing. Signed by author in pen on title page at a celebration commemorating his National Book Award in 2010. Songdogs is a sad, even grim tale of a boy's search for an explanation for the disintegration of his family. Set in Spain, Mexico, the American West and finally Ireland - a wonderful first novel. Overall, book in very good condition. Dust jacket in fine condition and is now enclosed in dust jacket covers. 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.