London: Jonathan Cape, 1998
8vo, first edition ("2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1" on imprint page), original black cloth lettered in silver on spine, dust-jacket, extremities of dust-jacket very slightly frayed
Two old friends, both eminent in their chosen fields, meet at the funeral on a woman with whom both had had an affair. In the days that follow, they make a curious pact about how to face death, which has unforeseen consequences.
Winner of the 1998 Booker Prize.
Annotated on 46 pages. Approximately 800 words.