Edges of boards and DJ have light shelfwear. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Retired library book with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 233 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1983. ISBN: 0312290071. The studious tranquility of Dr. Alex Serafin's life in a Cambridge college is shattered when an urgent telephone call brings him news that the father he has not seen for fifteen years is dying-in their native Poland.