Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000.
A handsome first Canadian edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in Very Fine dust-jacket.
Set in Sri Lanka (Ondaatje's birthplace) during the country's late 20th century civil war, this is the story of Western-trained Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist who returns to her homeland as a member of an international human-rights group trying to prove that an unidentified skeleton was the victim of government assassination. During the process, she and her archaeologist colleague Sarath Diyasena both face ghosts of their own; [viii], 311,  pages.