Title Time's Arrow, or The Nature Of The Offence.
Book Condition Gift inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustjacket.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Jonathan Cape: London. 1991.
0224030930 / 9780224030939
Seller ID 03167
SF novel in which time runs backwards.
''begins at the moment at which its protagonist ''awakens'' into a radically displaced world - is a full and genuine sf novel, based on the premise that the arrow of time has been reversed (the author's acknowledged sf sources for this premise run from Philip K. Dick's Counter-Clock World  to Kurt Vonnegut Jr's Slaughterhouse-Five, [1969) but very much complexifies the implications of the conceit by making the protagonist an old Nazi, whose involvement in the death camps now becomes a hymn to life. Throughout the book, the reversal of the 20th century reads as a reprieve. It is a tale whose joys encode ironies so grim that the ''happier'' moments of return and redemption are impossible to read without considerable pain'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).