Because the author is Canadian, the Canadian edition of this Booker Prize winner is generally considered the true first edition even though its copyright page explicitly states that it was published simultaneously in the United States (by Nan A. Talese), and in the United Kingdom (by Bloomsbury).
The Canadian first edition has a full number line "1 2 3 4 5 04 03 02 01 00" on the copyright page. The Canadian dust jacket has photo of the author on the back.
The first U.S. edition was published by Nan A. Talese. It has a full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page below the statement "First Edition in the United States of America". The U.S. book club edition can also have a full number line, but the boards are solid black while the true U.S. first edition has cream boards with a brown cloth spine. There is a photo of the author on the back flap of the U.S. dust jacket.
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