Title: God Knows
Publisher: Knopf (1984), New York
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
353 pages. A comic novel told in the voice of King David, of the Bible. First published by the Franklin Library, this is the first trade edition which Knopf issued in a special limited edition of 350 copies signed by Heller. The book has a different dust jacket design and comes in a slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 15262
Synopsis: Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David -- yes, King David -- but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon; now meet David as he really was: the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father. Listen as David tells his own story, a story both relentlessly ancient and surprisingly modern, about growing up and growing old, about men and women, and about man and God. It is quintessential Heller.
About the Author: Joseph Heller was born in Brooklyn in 1923. In 1961, he published Catch-22, which became a bestseller and, in 1970, a film. He went on to write such novels as Good as Gold, God Knows, Picture This, Closing Time (the sequel to Catch-22), and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man. Heller died in December 1999.
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