Title: The Poorhouse Fair
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Crest Books
Publication Year: 1964
Used Condition: tight binding, not ex-library, surface water stain to top section, pages lightly tanned, minor edge wear
Updike's first novel describes the annual fair staged by the elderly inhabitants of a New Jersey poorhouse. Although everything proceeds along traditional and unremarkable lines for most of the afternoon, a protest suddenly breaks out and threatens to overwhelm the young director of the home.