The Other Side of Silence by Margaret Mahy SIGNED! [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  VIKING
*Title page has been signed and inscribed by author, Margaret Mahy.
Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket has some sticker residue on back corner. Book itself is excellent.
Hero's family is famous for its gifted, articulate children. Ginevra excels in math and science, Athol in metaphysics; Sapphira is a budding wordsmith. Only Hero is different: she does not speak. Yet, all things considered, the Rappers' lives are relatively peaceful... until Hero's wayward sister Ginevra suddenly returns home, bringing with her both an abandoned boy and a secret, and Hero begins to do odd-jobs for their enigmatic neighbor Miss Credence, whose stately old house guards an even more shocking secret.
An unforgettable mixture of subtlety and suspense, The Other Side of Silence explores the mysterious spaces between what is real and what is true—the spaces between sound and silence.