DOWNRIVER (or, the Vessels of Wrath), a Narrative in Twelve Tales.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Random House, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, and the first to be published in the US - winner of Britain's Encore Prize for best second novel and of the James Tait Memorial Prize . Highly praised by writers ranging from Angela Carter to Peter Ackroyd to Barbara Guest, this has been called a "remarkable book: part apocalyptic documentary, part moth-eaten ghost story, part detective story." The UK Kirkus review said this "traces the ruins of Margaret Thatcher's reign through the lens of a fictional film crew that has been hired to make a documentary about what's left of London's river life. The Thames may still flow through the heart of London, but life along its shores has dramatically changed. "Downriver" is a savage, satirical quest to understand how people's lives, a government's policies, and a legendary urban waterland conspire together in a boggling display of self-destruction.". ISBN: 0-679-42062-2.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)