The first edition of this great book was published by Dutton in 1979. It was 212 pages long, and the original retail price was $8.95. The first edition identification criteria are as follows: Copyright page has number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" followed by "First Edition". Boards are tan with silver lettering on a white cloth spine. Dust jacket has price of $8.95 on front flap, and 2 blurbs on the back panel - by John Irving and Richard Price.
Picture of the 1979 first edition dust jacket for The Drowning Season.
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