Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [i-viii, 1-2] 3-279  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author John Updike on the front flyleaf. There is little soiling to the rear bottom edge of the dust-jacket.
The story of S. Revolves around Sarah Worth, a modern day Hester Prynne who joins a Hindu commune in Arizona after becoming enamored with the Arhat, the commune's leader. Told through the perspective of letters Sarah writes to her loved ones, this tale is Hester's version of the triangle from the Scarlet Letter.