Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR & RARE-------------CHANGING THE PAST by Thomas Berger.
In this novel, Berger writes as urbanely as befits his main character, Walter Hunsicker, chief copy editor for a Manhattan publisher, who is too sophisticated to be susceptible when a mysterious stranger researching human volition accosts him during his lunch hour. After first rejecting the stranger, in order to spare his wife and brilliant son (ill with AIDS) grief and suffering, Hunsicker agrees to choose a new past and experiment with adopting a range of personas (playboy, stand-up comic, writer, radio psychologist). In the end he returns safely to his suburban life, having, of course, found all of his experiments somehow wanting. Berger writes so amusingly, particularly in the sequence about the comedian, that for quite a while he convinces the reader to overlook the implausibility of his thesis----that it's best to take your lumps, eschew the glamorous, and be just folks.
You are bidding on the stated Little First Edition from 1989. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment (no personal checks!). Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE.
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