New York: Vintage International / Random House, 1989. Trade Paperback. 305p. Originally published in English by Macmillan in 1971, this stated 'first Vintage International Edition' (with number line from 10-1 on copyright page) from 1989 has slight wera to edges, some age toning to pages, a good copy.
The Guinea-born, France-educated African author tells the story "...of an indigent Frenchman in Africa, penniless and desperate, who journeys in search of an African king to offer him his services"