Edition: First printing.
London: Heinemann, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth novel (sixth book) - "When Jasper Whiting, a successful plastic surgeon, leaves his family to live alone in a run-down block of houses in Boston's North End, he does not imagine how his life and what he has lived for will be transformed by his relations with the people he meets in that unpromising setting. . . when the physically handicapped of the city begin to band together under a charismatic leader who means to make a revolution with these "wretched of the earth," Jasper too is forced to declare himself - a novel at once comic, troubling, and passionate." 346 pp. ISBN: 0-434075523.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.