Markus Zusak’s intriguing novel set in World War 2 and using Death as narrator became a worldwide phenomenon selling millions of copies and spawning a major motion picture.
But it came from humble beginnings and didn’t even warrant a hardcover first issue. So it is that this Picador trade paperback is the genuine first edition and isn’t often available on the open market (a “needle-in-the-haystack” situation with reprints being so numerous).
Our copy is in very good condition but the flaws should be noted – it has been read and has the customary crease down the middle of the spine; there is a minute tear on the leaf of pp269-270; slight upturn to bottom right corner.
ISBN: 0 330 36426 X [033036426x]
Printed by McPherson’s for Pan MacMillan Australia in 2005.