The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in 1986. It was 210 pages long, and the original retail price was $15.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First edition, 1986" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are orange with black cloth spine and gold lettering. Blurbs on the dust jacket front flap from Gloria Emerson, Tracy Kidder, and Robert Mason.
Paco's Story won the National Book Award.
Picture of the 1986 first edition dust jacket for Paco's Story.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Paco's Story.
Picture of dust jacket where original $15.95 price is found for Paco's Story.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Paco's Story.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux
boards for Paco's Story.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Paco's Story.
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