Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1990.
A most handsome unread first American edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dustjacket.
Mrs. Curren, the narrator of this novel, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in South Africa. The retired professor's letters to her daughter in America tell of the strange events that turn her protected middle-class life upside down: the burning of a nearby Black township; the brutal murder of her servant's son and the arrival of a homeless alcoholic who becomes her only companion.