Dancer (Signed copy)
Signed by Colum McCann
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm. 292pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Colum McCann.
This novel opens on a battlefield: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desperate for food and shelter. They find both, and then music and dance. And there, spinning unafraid among them, dancing for the soldiers and anyone else who'll watch him, is one small pale boy, Rudolf.
The book is in very good condition, with a little tanning to the pages.