THE BOOK OF COLOR.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Pantheon, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, third book, shortlisted for the Orange Prize. In the 19th century, an English missionary arrived on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, intent on wiping our fornication among the natives. Instead he incurs a curse that strikes first his dark-skinned wife, then his son and grandson. The Boston Globe called this "A hypnotic, cryptic, haunting exploration of the power of memory." 175 pp. ISBN: 0-679439838.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short slip to the fold of the rear flap).