Trust Me – John Updike 1987 | Limited Edition SIGNED


  • Author: John Updike
  • Publisher: Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1987
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 12mo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Limited Edition, Signed

First Limited. Signed limited edition (#37/350) in the original publisher’s slipcase; beautiful copy with white feathers pressed into the front and back covers; white feather design on the blue box; nice clean, bright condition essentially as new; collection of short stories. Signed by Author.

The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his aging heroes and heroines. One man loves his wife’s twin, and several men love the imagined bliss of their pasts; one woman takes an impotent lover, and another must administer her father’s death. Bourgeois comforts and youthful convictions are tenderly seen as certain to erode: “Man,” as one of these stories concludes, “was not meant to abide in paradise.”

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