Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 276,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
A stunning first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author John Updike. De Bellis/Broomfield A186a;
John Updike’s twentieth novel, like his first, The Poorhouse Fair (1959) , takes place in one day, a day that contains much conversation and some rain. The seventy-eight-year-old painter Hope Chafetz recapitulates, through the story of her own career, the triumphant, poignant saga of postwar American art. (From the dustjacket).