New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. SIGNED Presentation Copy by the Author on the title page, 8vo, tan cloth with blind-stamped leaf motif on lower corner of cover, Mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (unclipped), [x] + 277 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #1165
SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY by the famous Nobel Prize-winning Author. Inscribed when the distinguished author was in his mid-80s with previous owner's name and an annotated card taped onto the front pastedown by Krocks & Brentano's apologizing for a minor misspelling.
Set initially in Warsaw, Poland, during the Thirties as Hitler rose to power, the novel explores the central character's several loves--one being with Shosha, a childhood playmate--and it ends with considerable joy in Israel.