THE BOOK OF SECRETS.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Picador, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which opens in 1988, with retired schoolteacher Pius Fernandes discovering the 1913 diary of a British colonial administrator, which draws him into the history of the Asian community of East Africa and the liaisons, secrets, and feelings of its people. Winner of the first Giller Prize in - the jury citation called it Part generational history, part detective story, part social chronicle, the novel is a living tapestry to join the past to the present." Glossary. Map frontispiece. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-312140835.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.