Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1986.
A special Limited first edition/first printing, De Bellis/Broomfield A111a, preceding the trade edition (De Bellis/Broomfield A111b). Unread As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap. SIGNED by author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Updike.
Dale Kohler is an earnest young student who wants to prove God's existence using a computer. He seeks the help of middle-aged divinity professor Roger Lambert who prefers to leave faith a mystery and finds Dale's visit rather disruptive. The project results in an affair between Dale and Roger's unhappy wife and also introduces Roger to the wild and sexy Verna, his half-sister's daughter.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and features gilded sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best; [xviii], 329,  pages.