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Good as Gold

Joseph Heller

ISBN 10: 0671229230 / ISBN 13: 9780671229238
Published by Simon and Schuster, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Flat SIGNED by Joseph Heller on the front endpaper. The volume is bumped at the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is lightly worn along the edges, wrinkled near the spine crown, bumped at the spine ends, and was folded slightly askewed onto the book. The jacket is now sleeved in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 13031805

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Title: Good as Gold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition

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On paper, Bruce Gold seems to have carved a comfortable niche for himself. But in the flesh, he's not so impressive. His ancient father thinks he's a fool, his children fail to notice him and even his wife doesn't realise he's no longer living with her. Gold's been promised a prestigious government post in Washington - only he's never been told what the position actually is. Hugely funny and sweetly sad, "Good as Gold" is the story of children grown up, parents grown old, and lovers grown apart.

About the Author:

Joseph Heller was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a bombardier in the Second World War and then attended New York University and Columbia University and then Oxford, the last on a Fullbright scholarship. He then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to New York, where he began a successful career in the advertising departments of Time, Look and McCall's magazines. It was during this time that he had the idea for Catch-22. Working on the novel in spare moments and evenings at home, it took him eight years to complete and was first published in 1961. His second novel, Something Happened was published in 1974, Good As Gold in 1979 and Closing Time in 1994. He is also the author of the play We Bombed in New Haven. Joseph Heller died in 1999.

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