Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: London: Headline, 1998.
A handsome first UK edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket.
Two novellas by Martha Grimes, one set in the present and the other in the future, explore the consequences of a world in which a train now departs and when the mousetrap closes. In "The Train Now Departing," a woman living in a society that has become so automated that most people are unemployed and life has become a series of drab, meaningless routines is forced to confront the reality of her existence when a train leaves the station without her. In "The Mousetrap Closes," a future world in which the world's resources are running out has led to a society in which people are forced to live in sealed communities. When one of the communities is attacked, the residents must decide whether to break out and risk the dangers of the outside world or stay and risk being killed.; 8vo; FSA.