Book #15090

The Coup - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike
Book #15090 The Coup - 1st Edition/1st Printing. John Updike.
The Coup - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
ISBN: 039450268X

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; 8vo; [xiv], 298, [8] pages; Signed by Author.

Price: $90.00

Author Bio

John Updike

John Hoyer Updike (Mar. 18, 1932 - Jan. 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series with Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest receiving the Pulitzer Prize. Updike was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship and prolific output, having published more than 20 novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books.

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