Edition: First printing.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning Irish writer's sixth book, a novel set in 1979 small town America. . . "a thriller that bubbles up from the tawdry stew of its central character's fringe existence. Frank Cassidy is a clinically depressed, all-but-impoverished New Jersey man who receives word that his uncle Ward (who raised Frank after his parents were killed) has died. Frank's reaction is telling: perhaps there's a piece of Ward's Michigan farm that has been willed to him. Traveling in a succession of stolen cars, Frank gets to his snowbound destination and finds that Ward's death is shrouded in mystery; worse, Frank is implicated in the crime." 360 pp. ISBN: 1-861591950.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)