Barry Unsworth – Sacred Hunger – First UK Edition 1992

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Barry Unsworth – Sacred Hunger – First UK Edition 1992

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£175.00

A first edition, first printing by Hamish Hamilton in 1992. Complete with the rare Booker Prize winner sticker. Rare.
A fine copy with a near fine + unclipped wrapper which shows slight chipping to the spine tips
and one small closed tear on the front edge.
Joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1992, the story is set in the mid 18th century and centres on a slave ship employed in a central trade route in the Atlantic slave trade. The narrative interweaves elements of appalling cruelty and horror with extended comedic interludes.

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A first edition, first printing by Hamish Hamilton in 1992. Complete with the rare Booker Prize winner sticker. Rare.
A fine copy with a near fine + unclipped wrapper which shows slight chipping to the spine tips
and one small closed tear on the front edge.
Joint winner of the Booker Prize in 1992, the story is set in the mid 18th century and centres on a slave ship employed in a central trade route in the Atlantic slave trade. The narrative interweaves elements of appalling cruelty and horror with extended comedic interludes.