Book Condition: As New
Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; Signed by Author
Publisher: Media, PA: Unicycle Press, 1998.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Paula Ziegenhagen-Slick
A special first US edition, limited to 1,200 copies preceding the US trade edition, SIGNED by author John Irving on the limitation page. A wonderful scarce book, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap, fully bound in black leather, distinctive gilded cover and spine design. An impeccable collectible.
John Irving's deeply affecting novel about a family marked with tragedy, centering around the complex, often self-contradictory character of celebrated writer Ruth Cole. The portrait begins with Ruth being four years old and closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.
Basis for the major motion picture "The Door in the Floor" starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger.