Good in fair dust jacket. UK first impression, scarce and with an inscription to a friend (probably from her time in Blefast as I got this copy there) 'Pat-It Looks Like I Owe You a Drink-Lionel Shriver' to ffep. The book is no better than good with page tanning, grubbiness to page edges a few knocks and marks to cloth. The jacket has grubbiness, a few tears and a piece missing to top of rear panel, Viking 1988. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed and Inscribed by author on half title page! First edition, no other printings indicated. Fine in fine mylar-protected jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Cover and pages look very good, text is clean and unmarked. 100% Guaranteed!
Very good in very good dust jacket. UK first impression of this scarce Lionel Shriver novel. The book is VG with some page tanning and a light bump to one corner. The jacket is unclipped with a little creasing and a small nick to head of spine. Viking 1988. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-04-01 A pining admirer describes the transformation of a middle-aged anthropologist from a vibrant and brilliant woman to a helpless and lovestruck victim, at the hands of a cruel younger man. PW hailed this ``confident'' and ``consuming'' first novel. (June)
Publishers Weekly, 1987-02-13 Structured in a circular way, beginning and ending on Gray Kaiser's 60th birthday, this novel gathers momentum as it goes. Gray, a preeminent anthropologist living in Boston, famous for her studies of matriarchal societies in Africa, is a majestic, independent woman. In her late middle age, she falls in love for the first time with a cruel, much younger man, Raphael Sarasola, who is obviously using her for her money and connections. Errol McEchern, the long-time associate who has pined for Gray for years, subjugating his own needs to be with her, narrates the drama while, simultaneously, being deeply involved in it. What he does not witness, he invents; he relates Gray's first expedition to Africa, where she met Charles Corgie, Raphael's predecessor, as well as the story of Raphael's adolescence living in an abandoned factory in North Adams. As Gray transforms before Errol's eyes from a vibrant, brilliant scholar to a helpless, lovestruck victim, Errol begins to get glimmers of insight into his own failings and inability to extricate himself from the destructive triangle. The quality and vividness of Errol's imagination is a tribute to Shriver's own; the pieces fall neatly and compellingly into place. This is a confident first novel and a consuming one. (April)
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