ONDAATJE, Michael and KINGSTON, Maxine Hong
In the Skin of a Lion
NY, Knopf, 1987. The uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition of his highly praised novel set in the aftermath of World War I, the novel that immediately preceded his award-winning The English Patient, and the first of his novels to be published by Knopf in the U.S., which earned him a larger audience in this country than he had had previously. Written on the back cover, in pencil, is a 125 word review of the book by Maxine Hong Kingston, signed by Kingston. This blurb appeared on the Picador edition of In the Skin of a Lion; the Knopf edition featured a blurb of hers for Ondaatje's Running in the Family. Newspaper review laid in, causing offsetting; some spotting and sunning, a short tear at the spine base. A very good copy in wrappers. [#032902] $350
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