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  • THE WAR OF THE SAINTS. by Amado, Jorge.
    Amado, Jorge.
    THE WAR OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exuberant story of love and freedom triumphant set during festival time in the Brazilian city of Bahia. Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa. "The statue of Santa Barbara of the Thunder, most holy of icons, is bound for the city of Bahia to be enshrined at the Museum of Sacred Art. Despite all precautions, however, the unthinkable has happened: The lovely statue has vanished." But not stolen: St Barbara has come to live. Glossary. 357 pp. ISBN: 0-553-095374.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43605
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  • Atxaga, Bernardo.
    THE LONE MAN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harvill Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Basque author's second novel to be translated into English - originally published in Spain in both Spanish and Basque, this was translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. A complex thriller set in Barcelona in 1982 against the backdrop of the World Cup games, and involving the ETA - the Basque Independence Movement. Winner of the Spanish Critics' Award 1994. 325 pp. ISBN: 1-860461352.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 35408
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  • WORDS FOR MY DAUGHTER: Poems. by Balaban, John.
    Balaban, John.
    WORDS FOR MY DAUGHTER: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - His third collection of poetry, including several translations and many poems set in New Mexico, as well as others reflecting his experiences during the Vietnam war. SIGNED on the title page. A title in the National Poetry Series, selected by W. S. Merwin. 71 pp. ISBN: 1556590377.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57445
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  • HOLY WEDNESDAY: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico. by Burkhart, Louise M.
    Burkhart, Louise M.
    HOLY WEDNESDAY: A Nahua Drama from Early Colonial Mexico.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1996). First edition - "Identified only in 1986, the Nahuatl Holy Week play is the earliest known dramatic script in any Native American language. In Holy Wednesday, Louise Burkhart presents side-by-side English translations of the Nahuatl play and its Spanish source. An accompanying commentary analyzes the differences between the two versions to reveal how the native author altered the Spanish text to fit his own aesthetic sensibility and the broader discursive universe of the Nahua church.". Illustrated with photographs.A title in the New Cultural Studies series. Notes, references, indes. xii, 314 pp. ISBN: 0-8122-15761.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58714
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  • LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe) by Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe)

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Espanol (Knopf), (2000.). SIGNED - A collection of essays and poems by 21 writers - including Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, Cherie Moraga, Luis Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Elena Poniatowska, Nancy Mairs, Denise Chavez, Rosario Castellano, Pat Mora, Margaret Randall and others - exploring the concept and the role of the mother goddess, the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who miraculously appeared in the 16th century to a poor Mexican and who represents a combination of indigenous Aztec and Catholic traditions. SIGNED by TWO authors: Pat Mora at her contribution "Las Reglas de Coatlicue." and Cherie Moraga at "El Mito Azteca." Translated from the English by Mariela Dreyfus. EN ESPANOL. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-375703691.

    Condition: Very good condition (underlining on one page, brackets on another.)

    Book ID: 75092
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  • CARAMELO o Puro Cuento (en Espanol.) by Cisneros, Sandra. (traducio por Liliana Valenzuela)
    Cisneros, Sandra. (traducio por Liliana Valenzuela)
    CARAMELO o Puro Cuento (en Espanol.)

    Edition: First Spanish language edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Libro en Espanol (book in Spanish), traducio por Liliana Valenzuela. "A multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy.... Lala Reyes' grandmother is descended from a family of renowned 'rebozo,' or shawl. makers. The striped caramelo rebozo is the most beautiful of all." Chronology. SIGNED on the title page. 467 pp. ISBN: 0-375-4150-2.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (bookplate on front endpaper, light spot on upper edge of textblock, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 45766
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  • Cooper, Jane; Braverman, Kate; Mairs, Nancy et als(Sallie Bingham & Frederick Snook, editors)
    THE AMERICAN VOICE, NO. 19, Summer 1990.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Louisville, KY: The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1990. First edition - A quarterly magazine of poetry and prose. In addiition to the contributors listed above, this issue includes an essay by Marguerite Feitlowitz on the works of Angelica Gorodischer, the Argentinian writer for whom she is the American translator, and a story written in 1875 from the unpublished papersof Elizabeth Robins, which might be the first example of the use of the word "herstory." We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 14672
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  • THE FOURTH MAN. by Dahl, K.O.
    Dahl, K.O.
    THE FOURTH MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book to be published in the US, "a tangled web of art theft, blackmail, torrid sex and double crosses." Winner of Norway's Riverton Prize for Best Crime Novel. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. 276 pp. ISBN: 978-0312375690.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacke (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 70336
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  • THASOS AND OHIO: Poems & Translations 1950-1980. by Davenport, Guy.
    Davenport, Guy.
    THASOS AND OHIO: Poems & Translations 1950-1980.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - "These selections from Mr. Davenport's original poetry and poetic work in translation show both the range of his concern and the unity of his sensibility." 145 pp. ISBN: 0-865472270.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54614
    Keywords: Poetry, translation
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  • THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR. by Donoso, Jose.
    Donoso, Jose.
    THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "brilliant satire of the writer's life" by this Chilean novelist. INSCRIBED in Spanish by the author on the front endpaper, and dated in Washington DC in the year of publication. Translated from the Spanish by Hardie St. Martin. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-12382.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74895
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  • THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR. by Donoso, Jose.
    Donoso, Jose.
    THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "brilliant satire of the writer's life" by this Chilean novelist. Translated from the Spanish by Hardie St. Martin. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-12382.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (previous owner's name.)

    Book ID: 48430
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  • FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY: Insight, Faith, and Prophecy. by [Dostoevsky, Fyodor] Fueloep-Miller, Rene
    [Dostoevsky, Fyodor] Fueloep-Miller, Rene
    FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY: Insight, Faith, and Prophecy.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at this nineteenth century Russian writer which focuses on both the man and his work, and on his significance for our times. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. A title in the Twentieth Century Library series. Chronology, short bibliography and index. 138 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (price-clipped, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 61515
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  • (Drowne, Tatianna Balkoff, translator) Ershoff, Peter; illustrated by Vera Bock.
    LITTLE MAGIC HORSE: A Russian Tale.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hutchinson, n.d. (ca 1942). Hardcover first edition - An old Russian folk tale told in lively dramatic verse and colorfully illustrated by Vera Bock. Bound in blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine and front cover, illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good (some fading to the edges of the boards.)

    Book ID: 14021
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  • Fuentes, Carlos.
    THE ORANGE TREE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Five novellas by this award winning author from Mexico, which together create an imaginative reconstruction of the past and present history - the novellas include "The Two Shores" (a story of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Caribbean), "Sons of the Conquistadors" (about the fate of the sons of Hernan Cortes), "The Two Numantias", "Apollo and the Whores", and "The Two Americas"; translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-233-988424.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36310
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  • THE YEARS WITH LAURA DIAZ. by Fuentes, Carlos.
    Fuentes, Carlos.
    THE YEARS WITH LAURA DIAZ.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2000.). First edition - A complex and moving novel which paints a picture of the turbulence, corruption and changes in Mexico during the 20th century as seen through the eyes of one woman, from her early years on her grandfather's coffee plantation through her growth into a politically committed artist. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. 616 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new, but with usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 44262
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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Haunting novel by this Nobel laureate, 'set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion' Translated by Edith Grossman. 147 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 49942
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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Haunting novel by this Nobel laureate, 'set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion' Translated by Edith Grossman. ISBN: 0-679-43853X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41326
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  • COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa. by Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator.
    Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator.
    COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Lee and Low Books, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A biography and introduction intro to the work of Japanese haiku poet, "Brother Issa" (Kobayashi Yatora, 1763-1827), whose deep love for the natural world is reflected in more than 30 poems included in this lovely book. Biography and translation by Gollub, Japanese calligraphy by Keiko Smith, and beatiful full-color illustrations by Kazuko G. Stone. SIGNED on the title page by Matthew Gollub with the word 'haiku' in both English and Japanese characters. Includes notes on the life of Issa, on the translations, and on haiku. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1880000717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47467
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  • Griffin, Robert and Grinde, Donald A., Jr.
    APOCALYPSE DE - OF CHIOKOYHIKOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication since 1777 of this rare and uncommon work. Purportedly a translation into French of an Iroquois text written on birch bark by the Chief Chiokoyhikoy, this was in actuality an early example of progranda by the Continental Congress and the American revolutionaries - the key point of this 'prophecy' was that the American descendants of the English were less depraved than the English and it is with them that the future of the Indians lay. Although even the place of printing is a mystery (this book makes the argument that it was one of the earliest books published - although clandestinely - in Canada),…

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    Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication since 1777 of this rare and uncommon work. Purportedly a translation into French of an Iroquois text written on birch bark by the Chief Chiokoyhikoy, this was in actuality an early example of progranda by the Continental Congress and the American revolutionaries - the key point of this 'prophecy' was that the American descendants of the English were less depraved than the English and it is with them that the future of the Indians lay. Although even the place of printing is a mystery (this book makes the argument that it was one of the earliest books published - although clandestinely - in Canada), this work was banned by the Inquisition as early as 1779. This book contains the original French text and the first published English translation. The preface by Denis Vaugeois and other material are in both French (en francais) and English, although the chapters on the literary and historical background are only in English. Illustrated with drawings by the Mohawk artist John Kahionhes Fadden, who also did the cover painting. 271 pp. ISBN: 2-7637-74490.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36422
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  • DIALOGUES WITH RODIN. by Hindenburg, Helene Von Nostitz.
    Hindenburg, Helene Von Nostitz.
    DIALOGUES WITH RODIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Duffield and Green, 1931. dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with drawings by Rodin and photographs of some of his sculptures, including a bust of the author. Frontispiece portrait of Rodin. Translated from the original German by H. L. Ripperger. 84 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth - some soiling of the covers, darkening of the spine, toning to the endpapers. Front flap only of the dust jacket is laid in.

    Book ID: 60800
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  • THE WOMAN AND THE APE by Hoeg, Peter
    Hoeg, Peter
    THE WOMAN AND THE APE

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996. First edition - Part love story, part thriller, part fairy tale, and part farce, this is the story of a unique couple: Madeline, a sleeping beauty who spends her days in an alcoholic stupor, and Erasmus, a 300 lb highly intelligent anthropoid ape.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 5555
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  • BLACK SKIES. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    BLACK SKIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, featuring Inspector Erlundur. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 330 pp. ISBN: 9780312569914.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66912
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  • HYPOTHERMIA. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    HYPOTHERMIA.

    Edition: First Canadian printing.

    Toronto: Random House Canada, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, featuring Inspector Erlundur. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 314 pp. ISBN: 978-0307357816.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light toning to the pages, bit of creasing to the dj)

    Book ID: 66915
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  • VOICES. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    VOICES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Picador, (2008.). Third novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, where Detective Inspector Erlendur is investigating the murder of a hotel Santa. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. 313 pp. plus a brief excerpt from 'The Draining Lake.'. ISBN: 0-312-428065.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 65125
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  • VOICES. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    VOICES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, where Detective Inspector Erlendur is investigating the murder of a hotel Santa. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-312-340702.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71073
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  • JAZZ / LINGUIS 4. by Jones, Glyn; Colette Inez, Ivan Arguelles, Jean Genet and others.
    Jones, Glyn; Colette Inez, Ivan Arguelles, Jean Genet and others.
    JAZZ / LINGUIS 4.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Jazz Press, 1979. First edition - A bi-annual literary and art magazine with poety by the Welsh writer Gly Jones, Marjorie Simon, George Hitchcock, and bilingual printings of many poems, including Earth Signs by the Persian poetess Faroogh Farrokhzaad (1935-1967) translated by David Martin, and Death Fugue by Paul Celan translated by Milan Salka, art by John Digby, David Teachout and others. 75 pp plus notes on contributors. Uncommon. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45037
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  • Levertov, Denise / Guillevec.
    SELECTED POEMS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: New Directions, 1969. First edition - Preceded the hardcover edition. The original French of the poems by Guillevic appear on the left side, the English translations by Levertov on the right. Introduction by Levertov.

    Condition: Very good (one line in the introduction underlined, a few corners folded over, original price removed.)

    Book ID: 22302
    Keywords: breton, Poetry, translation
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  • PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist. by [Levi, Primo, 1919-1987] Anissimov, Myriam.
    [Levi, Primo, 1919-1987] Anissimov, Myriam.
    PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--in some respects disguised the man within. This first biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer" a chemist by training, a partisan during World War II, a philosopher, and most importantly a survivor of the concentration camps and a Holocaust witness. Translated from the French by Steve Cox. List of Primo Levi's works. Photographs, notes, glossary of concentration camp terms, bibliography, and index. x, 452 pp. ISBN: 0-87951-8065.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, very minor shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 57307
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  • IF ONLY IT WERE TRUE. by Levy, Marc.
    Levy, Marc.
    IF ONLY IT WERE TRUE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Fourth Estate, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a unique love story, set in San Francisco. Basis for the film "Just Like Heaven" starring Reese Witherspoon. Translated from the French. SIGNED on the title page. 216 pp. ISBN: 1841153966.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 54274
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  • THE FIFTH WOMAN. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE FIFTH WOMAN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harvill Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in the award winning series featuring Inspector Kurt Wallender. Four nuns and another woman - the fifth woman - are killed in a savage nighttime attack in Africa, Months later in Sweden the news of this killing inspires a cruel vengeance..Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. Issued in a very small printing in the UK -reportedly just 1000 copies. 438 pp. ISBN: 1860468535.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 68120
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