Book #24913

The Coup - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [ix], 298, [8] pages
Publisher: St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1979.
ISBN: 0702214078

A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Near Fine dust-jacket showing some edgewear.

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.

Price: $35.00

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.