Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; First Printing; Signed by All Authors
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY: Archipelago Books, 2009.
A beautiful first American edition/first printing limited to 850 copies, this being number 815 in As New Condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED the author Gerbrand Bakker and translator David Colmer directly on the specially designed back cover.
After his twin brother was killed in an automobile accident, Helmer left university to take over the family farm. The novel begins 30 years later with Helmer caring for his invalid father and trying to make the house his own. Enter Riet, once engaged to Helmer's twin, asking him to take in her troubled 18 year-old son. A moving story that poses difficult questions about solitude and self. Originally published in Dutch.