Not Dark Yet - Nick MaesReview, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.
From the cover: “An uncommon and touching love story about a young gay man and an older woman. The Aeolian islands off the coast of Sicily provide a dramatic backdrop for the unfolding of a deep and unexpected friendship. For Jake Jones, life is one big party. It’s September ‘89, London is rocking and Jake is at the capital’s social epicentre. But his chance meeting with Eva Bergstrom changes all that forever. Jake, tricked into taking a moment out from his riotous life, finds himself accompanying Eva on a trip to a far-flung Italian island. The holiday looks set for instant disaster when Jake arrives at Heathrow with the mother of all hangovers - for Eva is definitely not his ideal travelling companion... Their destination is the island of Vulcano, with its startling landscape of black sand and broken yellow earth, where they journey so that Eva can bathe in its curative mud pools. During their stay the couple become objects of curiosity and desire to an odd assortment of people - while at the same time their own relationship deepens. Eventually they make their way to the island of Stromboli and its spectacular, active volcano. But it isn’t until the end of their trip, in the cool and restful house of Maria, that the two begin to understand what has happened in the past and what is happening now.”