Viking Press: Random House, 1994. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 592pp. Upper spine extremity sunned, else a tight, Near Fine copy in crisp and unclipped dustwrapper. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed on half-title to the American historian and political scientist Hugh Heclo, "...with my best and friendly / V. Aksyonov," undated. A very nice copy of the Russian author's most widely-acclaimed novel.