Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 324,  pages
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
A most attractive first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Near Fine dustjacket with a small cut to spine. SIGNED by author and Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer directly on the title page.
Vera Start is a white legal aid attorney representing blacks in their struggle to reclaim their land during the period just before the beginning of majority rule in South Africa. The experience of seeing anti-apartheid activists who have returned from prison and seemingly aged overnight unnerves Vera as she struggles to interpret her own past. A complex portrait of a society and its people in transition.