S. - 1st Edition/1st Printing
An attractive First Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Bound in attractive pink cloth with silver and gold lettering. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the front free endpaper. De Bellis/Broomfield A121a;
Boston bred Sarah Worth, a latter-day Hester Prynne, leaves her stifling security to live in a commune in Arizona with a Hindu religious leader called the Arhat. Through letters and tapes she sends to her family and friends, Sarah relates her struggle to reconcile old values with new realities. "…a meditation upon American womanhood, a romance, and a religious comedy." (From the cover).