New York: Metropolitan Books, 1996. Stated First Edition, 1st printing. Signed by author in pen on title page at a celebration commemorating his National Book Award in 2010. Fishing the Sloe Black River is a critically acclaimed short story collection of 12 exceptionally crafted and thought-provoking tales. Overall, book in fine to as new 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.