A SHORT HISTORY OF TRACTORS IN UKRAINIAN.
Edition: First printing.
London: Viking / Penguin, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised and award-winning first novel. "For years, Nadezhda and Vera, two Ukrainian sisters, raised in England by their refugee parents, have had as little as possible to do with each other, but since their mother's death their aging father has been sliding into his second childhood, and an alarming new woman has just entered his life. Valentina, a bosomy young synthetic blonde from the Ukraine, seems to think their father is much richer than he is . . [As she] turns the family house upside down, old secrets come falling out, including the most deeply buried one of them all, from the War, the one that explains much about why Nadazhda and Vera are so different. In the meantime, oblivious to it all, their father carries on with the great work of his dotage, a grand history of the tractor." SIGNED on the half title page. Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction 2005, winner of the Saga Award for Wit 2005, shortlisted for the Orange Prize and longlisted for the Booker prize. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-670915602.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.