Notes on this edition: Staring at the Sun. Toronto: Random House Canada, 1987. Pp. 200.
This Advance Review Copy is identical to the First Canadian Edition, except for the stamps to the inside cover and front endsheets. This particular edition is inscribed by Julian Barnes to Greg Gatenby, former Artistic Director of the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront in Toronto. Barnes’s inscription reads: “To Greg | (who didn’t even pay | money for this) | Julian Barnes | [line] | Toronto, April 1987”. Gatenby’s signature and date are also on the endsheet.
The book is stamped as a review copy, and a review notice is loosely inserted in to the book.