Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
A beautiful first US edition/first printing, minute indent to front board, else in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author Michael Ondaatje directly on title page.
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.