Viking Press, 1996. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. Very good condition, original dust jacket in good condition.. 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall. White cover, spine black with blue lettering. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. While a work of fiction, the story was inspired by McMillan's real-life romance with a young Jamaican who was indeed twenty years her junior. The novel was the source for the film adaptation that featured Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg. 368 pages.