London, Jonathan Cape, 1981. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. One of the finest works of literature and speculative fiction. Concerns a telepath born the moment India gained independence from Britain. Winner of the Booker Prize, the Booker of Bookers and the second Booker of Bookers. An excellent work of Magic Realism, or let's just say it outright - fantasy. With the wraparound band. A very good copy. Some sunning to the spine, a little light edge wear, particularly to the corners, one small chip (5mm x 5mm) to spine tip. Some toning to the board edges. A little wear to the lower page block. Internally fine. A respectable copy and better than usually found. The band is supplied from another copy and has a crease. Cover art by Bill Botten [8967, Hyraxia Books].