A PERSON OF INTEREST
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Viking, (2008). First edition - The third book by this award-winning writer. From a review in the NY Times by Francine Prose: "The plot begins with the shock of the new Ñ or at least the sort of commotion we used to hear about, all too often, when the Unabomber was waging his grisly war against teachers of engineering and hapless electronics-store owners. In the first chapter, a bomb explodes, killing a popular professor of computer science, a rising star in his field who has briefly agreed to shed his light on a third-rate college. Immediately, we find ourselves in the mind of one of the murdered manÕs colleagues, a mathematics professor named Lee. . . . Choi allows us to become intimately familiar with Lee, even as she keeps him at the precise distance he himself might choose to maintain. . . [The novel] succeeds in making us feel deeply for characters who are profoundly flawed. More important, [it is] beautifully written. ChoiÕs precise, cadenced prose alternates between plain-spokenness and lyrical dazzle." 356 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.