And here's what the book's cover will look like. (You can click to enlarge.) I'm so happy with it I could plotz. I always worried that whatever publishing house I ended up with would put veils or exotic images or"Islamic" geometric designs or weird fonts on my cover. Instead the cover turned out exactly in tune with the colorful, jazzy spirit of the book. Hurrah! (For the book and for small presses.)
PS Big ups to Joe Namy for his artistic genius awesomeness!