New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Arnold Roth. First Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo, tan cloth with silver lettering on spine and "John Updike" on front cover, illustred with drawings by Arnold Roth, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with cartoon of Bech soaring after a bird by Arnold Roth, 195 pages +  About the Author. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3146
John Updike (1932 – 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. One of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, Updike published more than twenty novels, more than a dozen short-story collections, as well as poetry, art and literary criticism and children's books during his career.
BECH IS BACK is the sequel to BECK: A BOOK (1970), one of six novels starring this libido-charged character, an avatar of Updike himself. At this stage in Henry Bech's peripatetic, creative, and lusty career, the previously stagnant Jewish American novelist returns with more complications from his mock-heroic "creative" career and marriage to a non-Jewish "shiksa."--adapting Wikipedia & reviews
Nice clean, tight, bright copy whose only flaws are a small chip in the lower right edge of its dust jacket and a nearly invisible tear on its back.