This will be such a meaningful gift to the right person. It is the very first book that Ron Rash ever published and the first edition (a later printing) of it, from Bench Press, his first publisher, and in the genre - the short story - for which a later collection, Burning Bright, garnered Ron Rash the prestigious Frank O'Connor Award for the best story collection in the English language in 2010.
Columbia, South Carolina: The Bench Press, 1994. 142 pages. Trade paperback.