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By Blood by Ellen Ullman

By Blood by Ellen Ullman

Author:  Ellen Ullman

ISBN:  9781908968128

Weight:  990 g

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By Blood – Ellen Ullman

From the acclaimed American novelist and memoirist Ellen Ullman, By Blood is a gothic noir novel that explores questions about fate, identity and genetics in the guise of a gripping psychological thriller.

A professor is on leave from his post, a leave that may have been forced upon him.  He may or may not be of sound mind.  To steady himself, he rents an office in San Francisco.

It is 1974, a time when free love and psychedelic ecstasy have given way to drug violence and serial killings.  Through the thin office walls, the professor overhears the sessions of a therapist and a patient, and without knowing the patient’s name or face he comes to know the details of her life, her family, her lovers.

He inserts himself into her search for her “mysterious origins”: a deeply troubling journey through displaced-persons camps, stolen children, and hidden pasts…

Bibliographic Data
Title:By Blood
Book Features
Edition features:This is the first UK hardcover edition of By Blood.  All previous copies on sale in this country have been US editions.
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Book features:Maroon boards with silver-coloured author and title text on spine and  black decorative head and tail bands; red endpapers.
Overall condition:Fine / Very fine – some minor bumping to spine ends.
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Pushkin Press
Publication date:
Printed by:TJ International, Padstow
ISBN 13:9781908968128
ISBN 10:1908968125
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
H x W x D:241 x 160 x 35mm
First published as
Title:By Blood
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date:28 February 2012
Design Credits
Author photo:Marion Ettlinger
Jacket design:Clare Skeats

Collectors Notes

  • By Blood – a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 – is Ellen Ullman’s second novel.

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