Edition: First US printing.
New York: Pantheon, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young poet's first novel, set mostly in the 50's and 60's, this is the story of Joss Moody, a half black trumpeteer from Scotland, who is revealed after his death to be a woman. Although perhaps partially inspired by the true story of the American trumpet player, Billy Tipton, this is mostly a story of family love so strong that it can survive even this revelation. Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Author's Club First Novel Award. ISBN: 0-375-405097.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.