Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Random House, 2002.
A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dustjacket. SIGNED by author Arthur Phillips directly on the title page.
Despite its title, the setting for this story is actually Budapest around 1990, right after the demise of communism in Eastern Europe. A group of young ex-patriots (one Canadian, four Americans) arrive in the exotic city, newly opened to the West, to seek their fortune - financial, romantic, and spiritual. Instead they find questions about life and war they can't answer and people they have no way of understanding.