Edition: First printing.
London: Viking, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this Booker prize winning author - a retired anthropologist, who has studied social networks all over the world decides to buy a home and to root herself in the Somerset landscape, only to find herself "absorbed by the emotions aroused by new and old relationships - with Richard, the prosaic widower of an old college friend, whose baffling overtures take her by surprise, and with Judith, an archaeologist whose relationship is in flux. The hamlet that is now her home proves itself deceptive - an apparently tranquil backwater where the tensions within a dysfunctional family build to a destructive climax.". ISBN: 0-670869066.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.