London: Paddleless Press, 1995. Comic Company (cover design). First Edition (presumed), First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by author. Used - As New. Dark/navy blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. No imperfections to speak of. Clean, unmarked, tight. Signed by author in blue ink on title page, with author's chop to top right corner. Collectible. 14 x 22 cm. 286 pp. / Fine/As New. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #12660
Powerful, beautiful and not yet deaf to a catchy melody, Victoria Init - the consort of a middling Philippine politician - should be entering the prime of life as sleek and satiated as the household cat. But she is distracted by an ambition to put her dusty fiefdom on the wider cultural map, an inspiration that enmeshes her in events as horrific as they are hilarious. Set in Macau, the Philippines, Japan and New York, multi-award winning author Timothy Mo's latest novel is perhaps his most brilliant to date.