new york: Rob Weisbach Books / William Morrow and Company, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Tim Burton with a drawing of Oyster Boy. Small 8vo. 120 pp.Color illustrations by the author. Black cloth with silver illustrated & lettered title label to front cover; silver letting to spine; marbled endpapers; no dustjacket, as issued. A fine copy, as new. Item #18532
These 23 poems, which are full of black humor, tell stories of hybrid kids, spontaneous transformers, and women who have babies to win over men. Some characters of the book would later appear in the Flash series Stainboy, which was created, directed, and written by Burton.