'Imagine a young man on his way to a less-than-thirty-second event - the loss of his left hand, long before he reached middle age.'
While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand, that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy...
this is the Uk first edition, published by Bloomsbury, 2001, slight spine lean and some age tanning to the [age block, but internally unmarked.