A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. Intriguing facsimile library book (complete with appropriate stamps and labels!), with numerous inserts - postcards, photographs, newspaper photographs, letters etc. - and detailed facsimile annotations on every page, all forming part of the narrative. Claimed to be written by VM Straka and published 1949 but actually by filmmaker JJ Abrams and novelist and academic Doug Dorst and published by Mulholland Books, USA, 2013; this edition published in UK by Canongate Press, Edinburgh. Hardback in slipcase with all original inserts. Seal to slipcase broken; slipcase has very slight edge wear and remains of small price label; and book has very slight point damage to spine; otherwise essentially "as new".