Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #307030
225 pages. With a focus on Northern California, Raphael 'interweaves his narrative with first person stories, letting the stubborn holdouts of country living -- the ’hard and crusty’ older folk and the ‘newly converted agrarian’ young folk -- tell in their own voices what is happening in the still backwaters of the nation, where traditional country ways are constantly being disrupted and altered by the push of mass culture' -- from the front flap. First edition (first printing). Spotting to the top of the page block. A very good copy in a dust jacket with a short tear to the cover and wear to the corners and spine head.