Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Stated First Edition. 273 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1977. ISBN: 0316824704. The setting is the Spears Annex of San Francisco's metropolitan Post Office. The time is the anguished close of the 1960's, as the Vietnam War rages on, memories of Watts and Detroit still fester, and Californians are preoccupied with the treat of a major earthquake.