Edition: First US printing.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - and her first book to be published in the US. This story of a young deaf woman was written as a tribute to Itani's grandmother who was deaf from the age of 18 months as a result of scarlet fever. Very highly praised: among the dust jacket comments is this by Alistair MacLeod: 'This exceptional novel moves from the silence of the deaf to the cacophony of 'the front' during World War I. .. From the haunting effects of a childhood disease to the random horrors of war, the uncertainties that become our certainties have seldom been so well explored. Tremendously moving... a remarkable accomplishment.' SIGNED on the title page. 378 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9022.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)