Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xiv], 298,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike price-clipped dustjacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the front flylear. First of two trade issues, yellow top edge stain, De Bellis/Broomfield A66a1.
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.