Signed 1999 First Printing. First American edition. Viking, New York Octavo. Blue gilt letters on white boards FINE in a like Brodart protected dust jacket. As New. 220pp. The true first U.S. edition of this title which lists 1999 Booker Prize Finalist on back panel. The book went on to win the Booker Prize. Coetzee is the first writer to ever win two Booker prizes. He is also the Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 2003. '...wry, visceral, yet strangely tender novel, Coetzee once again tells "truths [that] cut to the bone."' ~The New York Times. Signed on the title page.