Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
First Australian edition, first printing of Roberts' debut, inscribed by the author to the title page – "May all those you love find the truth in you and be true to your love /Gregory David Roberts November 2003." Influenced by real events from Roberts' life, Shantaram follows a convicted bank robber and heroin addict as he escapes prison and flees to India. The rare Australian first edition precedes all other editions.
Melbourne: Scribe, 2003. A fine copy in an about fine, unclipped dust jacket. The slightest trace of shelfwear present, minute nick to edge of text block, protected in archival mylar. An excellent copy.