[Item #4478] The Sterile Cuckoo. John NIchols.
The Sterile Cuckoo
The Sterile Cuckoo
The Sterile Cuckoo
The Sterile Cuckoo

The Sterile Cuckoo

New York, NY: David McKay Company, Inc., 1965. First Book Club Edition. Hardcover. "At twenty-four years old, John NIchols shows the polish and sophistication of a seasoned novelist. His touch is sure; his wit, sharp; and Pookie Adams, his heroine, a pure original. When she first stumbles on the hero, Jerry Payne, waiting at a cross-country bus stop, he sees only a skinny, scrubby-haired girl, balancing a toothpick on her tongue. Then she bursts into speech and Jerry- like the reader- remains bewitched until the last syllable. Her pursuit of Jerry is launched...When fate places the couple at neighboring Eastern colleges, Jerry succumbs to his first frantic affair." (from front flap) The first novel by John Nichols, the acclaimed American novelist & non-fiction writer. The basis for the well-received movie of the same title starring Liza mInnelli as Pookie Adams (1969). Hardcover in clipped dust jacket, first book club edition as indicated by light-tan paper boards with purple lettering on spine. An affordable but collectible reading copy of this coming-of-age comedic-dramatic popular American classic. Book in fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine (with virtually no loss of lettering); light wear & some tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, browning & scratching to edges of text block esp. upper edge (side edge uncut as issued). Interior fine with light browning & occasional spotting to blank paste-downs & endpapers; very light browning mostly to blank margins of page leaves; tiny bumps at corners of a few of same. Unrestored dust jacket relatively good-to-near-fine with mild rubbing, browning, light creasing & sparse spotting to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild-to-moderate wear, tiny bumps, creases & some mostly closed tears at edges & corners of same esp. lower left edge between spine & back cover, lower spine-edge & corners with slight loss of paper. Fine / Good- Near Fine. [Item #4478]

Price: $40.00

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