Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 334,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author John Updike on the front end paper.
John Updike's journal of 66-year-old Ben Turnbull who reflects about the onset of old age and his dwindling sex life in 2020, following the Sino-American War which the USA lost. He also attempts to cope with a changed America, in which Federal and State bureaucracy and law enforcement have disappeared to be replaced by gangs running protection rackets.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.