Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xiv], 298,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
A Very Good+ first printing of the first edition, publisher's remainder mark to bottom page edges, minor glue stain to front fly leaf, else Fine in Near Fine dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author John Updike on the front fly leaf.
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; Remainder.