Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Advance Reading Copy; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 371,  pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
A Near Fine Advance Reading Copy of the 1st American edition, only minor traces of edge-wear. Signed by author Günter Grass directly on the title page.
First published in Germany in 1986 under the title "Die Rättin" by Nobel Prize winner, Günter Grass. "And the rats shall inherit the earth, or so Grass concludes in this wonderful work of speculative virtuosity. With no less a subject before him than the ultimate fate of humankind..." (from Library Journal).