Kadohata, Cynthia IN THE HEART OF THE VALLEY OF LOVE
(New York): Viking, (1992). 0670834157 / 9780670834150 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Pale dampstaining to the top page edges, else nearly fine; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket.
A chilling and unsentimental novel, set in 21st-century Los Angeles, where water and gas are rationed, disease fourishes, the black market thrives, and everyone is regarded as a foreigner. Second novel by the Newbery Medal winning author of KIRA-KIRA.