JOHN'S WIFE by Coover, Robert

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Edition: First printing.

New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth novel by this award-winning modernist writer, published 30 years after his first. A NY Times Notable Book. Kirkus Reviews calls this a "mock-epic chronicle of the vagaries of sex, greed, and death in an unnamed midwestern town whose inhabitants are all linked together by their admiration for - or friendship or obsession with - the opaque title character. . . It's fun watching Coover pull all this random (and randy) material together, his energy never flagging, as the novel surges toward its extended climax during the town's annual Pioneers Day barbecue - then toward a stunning dnouement that expertly plaits together a dozen or more loose ends and offers, for good measure, an unnerving surprise on the very last page. A pitch-perfect, pitch-black comedy, and one of Coover's most elegant and entertaining books yet." 428 pp. ISBN: 0-684818418.

Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (appears unread, but with a remainder line, crease to rear flap of dj)

Book ID: 83803
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