Picador, 2011, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First, Signed by Author
Julia Stolburg was a pretty child, but small. She would collect sounds & mimic them : the hollow clip-clop of horses' hooves on cobblestones, the growl of Papa's motorbike. Papa was a hero of the Resistance. His long leather coat smelled of tobacco, gin & the sea, Mama returned from the death camp at Dachau carrying a cardboard suitcase the Americans gave her. Leaving their grand estates behind, the family sail to Australia. The buildings there are so new. But the sky is high. And there is an unusual man, Philly. Juliana has a knack for languages & becomes a diplomat. She travels the world. At the end of her career, against the backdrop of drought & a crumbling marriage, she tells what happened after the war - for herself, yes, and for all those who come after. Dj has some light shelf wear and there is some minor waviness to top extremity of DJ. Signed & inscribed by author to a previous owner. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 343 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Europe/Australia; Post 1945; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 642.