San Francisco: Meadow Press. 1987. Limited Edition. 52 pp. Watercolor woodcuts by Deng Ming-Dao, including a fold-out frontispiece. From the limitation page: '... printed by Leigh McLellan with assistance from Tracy Davis in Times New Roman types on Korean Kozo papers. The title page lettering and text initials are drawn by John Prestiawnni, based on Times New Roman italic. The text type is set by Mackenzie-Harris Corporation with hand refinements by the printer. Tim Delgman helped with research and Laura Israel with proof-reading. 75 deluxe copies are bound by the printer in a split-board binding structure with exposed sewing over tapes designed by Betty Lou Chaika. 75 regular copies are casebound in Davey boards. Both versions have Gutenberg Laid end sheets, a Van Heek Brillianta cloth spine and are covered with a paste paper made by L. McLellan. All copies are signed by the author, artist and printer. Klaus-Ullrich Roetzscher casebound the regular copies and made the slipcases for the deluxe copies.''From the National Book Award-winning author of classics like THE WOMAN WARRIOR comes a stirring collection of essays, celebrating memory, history, and island tradition.In these eleven thought-provoking pieces... acclaimed writer and feminist Maxine Hong Kingston tells stories of Hawai'i piece by piece, and hope that the sum praises her. The essays provide readers with a generous sampling of Kingston's signature: her exquisite angle of vision, her balanced and clear-sighted prose, and her stunning insight that awakens one to a wealth of knowledge.'Keywords: MAXINE HONG KINGSTON DENG MING-DAO LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION Condition Notes: #50 of 75 deluxe copies, signed by Maxine Hong Kingston, Deng Ming-Dao, and Leigh McLellan and hand-numbered on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase. An exceptional copy.