Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1998.
An impeccable true first edition/first printing UK trade edition preceding the US trade edition, SIGNED by author John Irving on the title page. In Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket. An outstanding 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.