London: Canongate, 2008. First U.K. Edition. A Novel. Signed by Kadare on a special bookplate affixed to the front flyleaf. Translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by David Bellos. Albania's most famous novelist, who divides his time between Tirana and Paris. A previous novel - THE SUCCESSOR - won the 2005 Man Booker International Prize. 8vo boards. Very fine in like dj.