Toronto: House of Anansi Press Limited, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover in turquoise cloth boards. Brown photographic jacket. 8vo; 156 pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Ondaatje's first novel and winner of the 1976 Books in Canada First Novel Award. Explores the life of a jazz musician in New Orleans. Head and tail of boards bumped; pristine interior except for slight separation at rear acknowledgments page. Spine of dj mildly toned. A beautiful copy of this scarce title. Near fine/near fine. In a removable protective mylar cover. Near fine / near fine. Item #16338
Ondaatje is a poet and novelist perhaps best known for his book, The English Patient (1992).