Edition: First printing.
New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, centering on the Konkans, a small but proud group of Indian Catholics. Francisco's mother had gone to India as a Peace Corp Worker, and there she met and married Lawrence D'Sai, an industrious young man. Later on, in 1973 Chicago, Lawrence, is doing his best to assimilate into American culture, drinking too much and talking little - but when his brothers show up things change. "Francisco's American mother, Denise, and his uncle Sam are passionate raconteurs set on preserving the family's Konkan heritage, feeding Francisco's imagination with proud visions of India and Konkan history." Very personally INSCRIBED on the title page, signed "Tony" and dated in the year of publication. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0151015191.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookplate on front endpaper)