Hapworth 16, 1997?

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Well, JDS as you know has been in the world news since the beginning of the year, thanks to the listing of the availability of Hapworth 16, 1924 in a book form at amazon.com --touted to be the palnet's largest book store--first noticed, and announced to The Bananafish Mailing List, by me in October 1996. For a full account of the story, please see the on-line version of the story I did for Outlook, an Indian Weekly Magazine in their February 4, 1997 issue.(The Return of J.D.Salinger)

Since then, when the book was supposed to be available in January 1997, the publication date has been repeatedly postponed--first to March 1997, and then, now, to June 1997.I intend to keep this page updated as and when more information is available.


The latest from amazon.com where the book was first found listed, is the following:

                             Hapworth 16, 1924
    by J. D. Salinger
   List: $22.25 -- Amazon.com Price: $22.25
   Published by Orchises Press
   Publication date: December 1997
   ISBN: 0914061658
   Not Yet Available: You may still order this book. We will ship it to
   you when it is released by the publisher.
   Amazon.com Books--Ordering and Availability Information:
   As one might expect with a J.D. Salinger title, there are some twists
   and turns. The publisher of this title has asked us to pass along some
   information. First, the title has been delayed from its original March
   date. It's still coming out, but the tentative new date is
   mid-December. Orchises notes that all backorders will be honored and
   assures us the book is really being published. Second, the list price
   was raised in April from $15.95 to $22.25, and the discounts to
   distributors and booksellers is still somewhat confusing. Salinger
   likes to overturn the applecart, and we're happy to be part of this

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