Bech Is BackBook - 1998
In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life. He turns fifty in a confusing blend of civic and erotic circumstances while publicizing himself in Australia and Canada. He marries a shiksa and travels with her to Israel, where she falls in love with the land, and to Scotland, where he does. And--sweating buckets! thinking big! minting miracles! -- he writes an ingeniously tawdry bestseller. Bech's aesthetic and moral embarrassments reveal acid truths about both his trade and our times.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1998.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade ed.
Branch Call Number: FIC UPDIKE
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 22 cm.