Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author Shirley Hazzard on title page.
The year is 1947. The great fire of the Second World has convulsed in Europe and Asia. In its wake, Alfred Leith, an acclaimed hero of the conflict, has spend two years in China at work on an account of world-transforming change there. Son of a famed and sexually ruthless novelist, Leith begins to resist his own self-sufficiency, nurtured by war (from the dust-jacket) ; 278 pages.