Jonathan Cape, 2014, first edition. Amis, Martin, SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Hardback, condition: used very good+. DJ not price clipped, slight shelf wear to lower edges, one chip on back fold down. Binding tight, slight bumping to corners of boards, pages clean and bright. Shortlisted for the 2015 Walter Scott Prize Amis has tackled the biggest questions and the ultimate strength of this novel is that he knows, and shows, that although there is no answer to the questions Auschwitz poses, we must never stop asking them. There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul - it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn't look into the mirror without turning away, and nor could his courtiers. No one could. What happens when we discover who we really are? And how do we come to terms with it? Fearless and original, The Zone of Interest is a violently dark love story set against a backdrop of unadulterated evil, and a vivid journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul.