Knopf, 2007, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Signed by Author
First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 432 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Deckled edges (rough cut). 'What is a spy? Are they born, or are they made?' With these words, Vincent Austin analyses his future occupation. Some spies are made, he says, but his kind are born - since he is devoted to secrecy for its own sake. The events in this absorbing novel take place in the final phase of the Cold War, but they are highly relevant for today, and Christopher Koch's widely admired prose style gives them a contemporary freshness. The aims of "The Memory Room" go far beyond those of a thriller. A psychological portrait of a brilliant but eccentric spy, it is also an exploration of the mystical nature of secrecy. The late Christopher Koch was the winner of two Miles Franklin awards. This first edition, first impression is signed by the author on the title page - pictured. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Signed by Author. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741667295. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3136.