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Terrorist by  John Updike - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from Russian Hill Bookstore (SKU: 44241)

Terrorist

Terrorist by  John Updike - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from Russian Hill Bookstore (SKU: 44241)
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Terrorist

by Updike, John

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine in Mylar
ISBN 10
0307264653
ISBN 13
9780307264657
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About This Item

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition.. 312 pages, 8vo. Jacket unclipped. Stated First Edition. Signed by author John Updike on title page. Light purple cloth boards with gold- and silver-stamped title along spine, silver-stamped "John Updike" on front cover. Minor shelfwear to DJ: light rubbing along edges and covers. DJ in mylar. Tightly bound with clean and crisp pages. No marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition..

Synopsis

John Updike has written a brilliant novel that ranks among the most provocative of his distinguished career. Terrorist is the story of Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, an alienated American-born teenager who spurns the materialistic, hedonistic life he witnesses in the slumping New Jersey factory town he calls home. Turning to the words of the Holy Qur'an as expounded to him by the pedantic imam of a local mosque, Ahmad devotes himself fervently to God. Neither the world-weary guidance counselor at his high school nor Ahmad's mischievously seductive classmate Joryleen succeeds in deflecting him from his course, as the threads of an insidious plot gather around him."One compelling and surprising ride."--USA Today"The startlingly contemporary story of a high school student . . . whose zealous Islamic faith and disaffection with modern life make him a pawn in the larger conflict between Muslim and Christian, East and West. They also make him a powerful voice for Updike's ongoing critique of American civilization."--Time"A chilling tale that is perhaps the most essential novel to emerge from Sept. 11."--People (Critic's Choice)From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Details

Bookseller
Russian Hill Bookstore US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
44241
Title
Terrorist
Author
Updike, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine in Mylar
Edition
First Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0307264653
ISBN 13
9780307264657
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
2006
Keywords
JOHN UPDIKE TERRORIST SIGNED FIRST EDITION

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About Russian Hill Bookstore

Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.

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