Your Blue-eyed Boy - Helen DunmoreViking, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slightest rubbing to extremities of dust wrapper, faintest crush at head of spine. A very pleasant copy.
From the cover: “Blackmail doesn’t work the way I always thought it would, if I ever gave it a thought. It doesn’t smash through the clean pane of a life like a stone through a window, it’s always an inside job, the most intimate of crimes. Simone is thirty-eight, a district judge whose husband Donald is on the verge of bankruptcy and breakdown. Each morning she leaves him with their two small boys while she drives to court to assess evidence and pass judgement. In her public, professional life she must ‘make sense of things that really don’t make sense at all’. In her private life she struggles to control chaos and mounting debt. One morning a letter arrives, addressed to Simone and postmarked New York. Someone she has tried to forget has not forgotten her. Simone’s private history is about to collide with her public world. Your Blue-eyed Boy is a compelling and passionate modern thriller. Set in a remote marsh landscape that haunts the imagination, it explores the history which shapes us no matter how hard we try to conceal it, weaving together crime, judgement, desire and loss.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. Winner of the 1996 Orange prize. 252 pages.