Book #120577

The Coup - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.

Price: $19.00

Smudge to lower edge of front board near spine.

Set in the early 1970's in the imaginary African nation of Kush, this novel is narrated tongue-in-cheek by exiled president, Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû who has a fanatic aversion to the United States. The US keeps creeping into Kush and the repercussions of this subversion constitute the violent events of the story.