Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [i-viii, 1-2], 3-573,  pages
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1991.
A Fine first printing of a first edition in an equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed by the author John Barth.
Simon William Behler, a popular journalist whose career has peaked, who is lost overboard near the magical island of Serendib, present day Sri Lanka. Here he meets the the legendary Sindbad the Sailor and while staying in his house Somebody the Sailor (Behler) challenges Sindbad to a storytelling marathon. Over six nights each man tells their story until the two become intertwined to become the same narrative.