Several Deceptions (Signed copy)
Signed to the title page by Jane Stevenson
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm. 263pp.
The four novellas that make up this book share a common theme: deception and self-deception, practised by or on the protagonists. Each story is told in prose of great assurance, narrated by a brilliantly distinctive voice. The characters include an Anglo-Italian Professor of Semiotics, undone by his own cleverness; an Irishwoman who becomes a novice in a Tibetan nunnery in Nepal; a house party of old university friends that is galvanised by a pugnacious newcomer into a demented, Buchanesque mission to restore their hostess's lost honour; and an international lawyer who takes to terrorism in pursuit of a theory.
This copy is in very good condition. There is a little light wear to the wrapper which is now in a protective sleeve, and the slightest hint of a lean to the spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped.
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