(New York): (Dutton), Original typescript for Irvin Faust's collection of short stories. Unbound sheets. With 2 TLS from Faust to his friend and publisher Matthew Bruccoli, both dated 1983, two years before the book's publication by Dutton. Both letters express Faust's appreciation for Bruccoli's friendship, and ask him to promote the book and continue to show his stories to literary magazines. As Faust writes, 'I'm tired of the NY ratrace and want to deal with a mensch.' Printed on rectos only. 5 of the stories that had been previously published are presented here in facsimile from their original publication. Paper clip indent to first 40 pages. Sheets housed in 2 piece blue cloth slipcase. Acquired from the estate of Bruccoli. Digital images available upon request. Near Fine.