Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
A handsome first trade edition/first printing Fine condition in alike dustjacket following a private publication by Franklin library. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the title page. De Bellis/Broomfield A111b.
Dale Kohler is an earnest young student who wants to prove God's existence using a computer. He seeks the help of middle-aged divinity professor Roger Lambert who prefers to leave faith a mystery and finds Dale's visit rather disruptive. The project results in an affair between Dale and Roger's unhappy wife and also brings Roger into contact with the wild and sexy Verna, his half-sister's daughter; [x], 328,  pages.