Octavo, pp. [10 (preliminaries)], 285, [9 (blank)]. Original black boards titled in gilt on the spine, dustwrapper, not price-clipped, black endpapers. (Boards and dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and bumped at the edges.) A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper.
First edition. McEwan’s 2010 novel won the 2010 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, and is centred on the unattractive anti-hero Michael Beard, a physicist and Nobel Prize winner, and takes climate change as its theme: ‘[r]anging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, Solar is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time. A story of one man’s greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world’s great writers’ (dustwrapper blurb).
Author MCEWAN, Ian.
Publisher London: Jonathan Cape.