Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
A wonderful first Trade edition/first printing (preceded only by a privately published Easton Press edition) in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This copy is signed by author John Updike directly on the front flyleaf.
The short stories in Updike's collection revisit many of the locales of his fiction. The title is derived from the story in which an American banjo virtuoso demonstrates his licks to an enthralled Soviet audience in the heart of the Cold War. Titles include The Women Who Got Away; Lunch Hour; New York Girl; My Father on the Verge of Disgrace; The Cats and others.