About the book
John Updike's new novel describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush - a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Flix Ellello. Colonel Ellello has four wives, a silver Mercedes, and a fanatic aversioncultural, ideological, and personalto the United States. But the U.S. keeps creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion constitute the events of the novel. The time of the novel is more or less that of the last year of Richard Nixon's presidency, with flashbacks to the Eisenhower era. Colonel Ellello tells his own story, sometimes in the third person.
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Book Condition & Notes
A fine first edition in the original cloth binding. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small tear to the top of the back cover.