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Coup, The

Updike, John

ISBN 10: 039450268X / ISBN 13: 9780394502687
Published by Knopf, New York, 1978
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Violent events in Africa,rRichly imagined, but as it turned out, full of insight and wisdom. A handsome copy, binding clean and tight, dj unchipped, unclipped, unmarked. Light green unfaded boards ,unbimped but perhaps nudged a bit, pale yellow topstain, text block firm, faded red remainder mark barely visible on bottom pages. Natural aging on DJ. A handsome copy, very close to Fine. SIGNED by Updike on full title page. Bookseller Inventory # 900013

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Title: Coup, The

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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The Coup describes violent events in the imaginary African nation of Kush, a large, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan country led by Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, “is one who, out of madness or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a people. There are few men so foolish.”) Colonel Ellelloû has four wives, a silver Mercedes, and a fanatic aversion—cultural, ideological, and personal—to the United States. But the U.S. keeps creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion constitute the events of the novel. Colonel Ellelloû tells his own story—always elegantly, and often in the third person—from an undisclosed location in the South of France.
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