Edition: First Canadian printing.
Toronto: HarperFlamingo (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by Jiles, winner of the Governor General's award for her poetry, to be published by a major press. Set in southeastern Missouri, the story of Adair Coolley, falsely accused of being a Confederate spy after her home is destroyed and her father beaten, and of the Union major who helps her escape from prison, is an extraordinary story of survival and love in the midst of a torn nation's bitter agony. Each chapter of Enemy Women begins with excerpts from historical testimony about this terrible period in the Civil War, when marauding soldiers pillaged and murdered whole families and communities at will. SIGNED by Jiles on the title page and dated Toronto, 3/13/02, in the year of publication. Jiles has dual US / Canadian citizenship. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-00200514X.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.