Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: London: Bloomsbury, 1998.
A special first UK edition, limited to 1,000 copies, the true first edition, preceding all other editions. A wonderful scarce book in unread As New condition, bound in tan cloth with inset paper title; black edged pages and black lettering. In original shrink-wrap. 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.