Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.
First Trade edition/first printing, only preceded by a private publication of Franklin Library. Unread Fine condition, edges of burgundy cloth lightly sunned in Fine dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.
Bruce Gold, a Jewish professor, is on the brink of a golden career in politics, an opportunity for him to transform a less than perfect life. His children think little of him; his intimidating father endlessly bullies him; and his wife is so oblivious that she doesn't even notice he's left her. Heller's story of children grown up, parents grown old, and friends and lovers grown apart.