London: Heinemann, 1978. Ivor Claydon (jacket design). First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some softening to head/tail of spine. Light bumping to corners. Light foxing to endpapers. Clean, unmarked, tight. 15 x 22 cm. 245 pp. / Very Good. Some scuffing. Item #10630
Investigative journalist and aviatrix Teddy, who narrates Gore Vidal’s metaphysical thriller, has moulded herself on flying ace Amelia Earhart. Although she’s aware that’s a bit anachronistic, it qualifies her to pilot Kalki, Vietnam vet and incarnate of Vishnu, round Kathmandu in a story that soars from New Orleans to Washington, Paris to New Delhi – ever above and outside of this world.