THE HEALER'S WAR. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Doubleday, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "... in her finest single novel to date ... an altogether more complex kind of storytelling unfolds. The protagonist of the book is a nurse in Viet Nam; Scarborough's descriptions of events there are of a piece with those found in the work of Bruce McAllister and Lucius Shepard; and the central premise -- and in this too THE HEALER'S WAR shares preoccupations with those other writers' work -- is that it is possible to access a deeper reality, in this case via an amulet given her by a holy man, and to cure the maimed. Winner of the 1989 Nebula Award for best novel. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#165439).
"November 1988 / FIRST EDITION" on copyright page.