Black Swan Green (Signed copy)
Signed, dedicated and doodled by David Mitchell
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 371pp.
Signed and dedicated to the title page by David Mitchell, with quite a flourish...
January, 1982. Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor—covert stammerer and reluctant poet—anticipates a stultifying year in his backwater English village. But he hasn't reckoned with bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, a threatened gypsy invasion and those mysterious entities known as girls. Charting thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, this is a captivating novel, wry, painful and vibrant with the stuff of life.
Good condition only. There is a lean to the spine, light foxing to the page edges and crinkling to the wrapper's top edge. Otherwise a nice signed, readable copy.