A near-fine first edition, signed by the author to the title page. There is a small dent to the top edge of the back cover. In a very good unclipped dust jacket. There is a barcode sticker attached to the inside face of the front cover, and some minor surface marking across both covers of the jacket.
Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.
Ishiguro's extraordinary and original study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification - and the highest praise.