Octavo; VG+/VG; Copy signed by author; Black and grey spine with orange and white text; Mylar sleeve protects DJ from wear; Boards strong, corners sharp, binding strong; Author's signature on half title page, textblock otherwise clean, pages crisp; pp 337. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-3-1224114
Synopsis: Blind, fatherless, homosexual, Russian emigre speechwriter Nathan Kazakov has enough problems even before his left ear is obliterated by a bullet presumably meant for his employer, the hawkish prime minister of Israel. Consumed by the desire to discover exactly what happened, Nathan begins an investigation that leads him into a web of conspiracies involving messianic Orthodox settlers, Arab terrorists, and the Israeli secret service. Was the bullet intended for Nathan? For the prime minister? Or perhaps for the prime minister's charismatic son Gabriel, an archaeologist who does not share his father's politics? One trail leads to Leviticus, another beneath the Temple Mount. Told by the blind hero as he staggers through Jerusalem, Strange Fire occurs at the focal point where personal, political, psychological, sexual, historical, and theological forces come together to explosive effect.
About the Author: Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of five other works of fiction, most recently Signs and Wonders. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.
Title: Strange Fire (signed)
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Co., Inc
Publication Date: 2001
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First edition.
Book Description W W Norton & Co, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Signed (signature only) by author on half title page. As new, unread. In protective jacket. Unclipped, no remainder mark. From the library of noted collector Larry Owens. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000530