New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1971. First edition. 223 pp. Green cloth, spine lettered in silver, with the dust jacket. Minor spotting to top edge, ghost of paper clip indentation to top of the front panel of the jacket. Small indentation to first several leaves. Overall very bright and clean. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed from Dutton editor Hal Scharlatt on Dutton letterhead presenting the book to Ken Millar (aka Ross MacDonald).
Carpenter's uncommon third novel, not reprinted except for a Pocket Books paperback the following year. With a blurb by Richard Brautigan, one of Carpenter's closest friends: "In microscopically-accurate detail Getting Off searches through the emotional odds and ends of an American marriage that has just turned into a pile of junk. This is a very brave book about love." Item #2013