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  • Rabbit Reduxby John Updike

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    It's 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be - at least, not for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying. Suddenly, into his... more...

  • Rabbit is Richby John Updike

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    It's 1979 and Rabbit is no longer running. He's walking, and beginning to get out of breath. That's OK, though - it gives him the chance to enjoy the wealth that comes with middle age. It's all in place: he's Chief Sales Representative and co-owner of Springer motors; his wife, at home or in the club, is keeping trim; he wears good suits, and the cash... more...

  • Gertrude and Claudiusby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    Gertrude and Claudius are the ?villains? of Hamlet: he the killer of Hamlet?s father and usurper of the Danish throne, she his lusty consort, who marries Claudius before her late husband?s body is cold. But in this imaginative ?prequel? to the play, John Updike makes a case for the royal couple that Shakespeare only hinted at. Gertrude and Claudius... more...

  • Terroristby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    I Devils , Ahmad thinks. These devils seek to take away my God. All day long, at Central High School, girls sway and sneer and expose their soft bodies and alluring hair. Their bare bellies, adorned with shining navel studs and low-down purple tattoos, ask, What else is there to see? Boys strut and saunter along and look dead-eyed, indicating with... more...

  • Seek My Faceby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    John Updike?s twentieth novel, like his first, The Poorhouse Fair, takes place in one day, a day that contains much conversation and some rain. The seventy-nine-year-old painter Hope Chafetz, who in the course of her eventful life has been Hope Ouderkirk, Hope McCoy, and Hope Holloway, answers questions put to her by a New York interviewer named... more...

  • The Early Storiesby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction   A harvest and not a winnowing, this volume collects 103 stories, almost all of the short fiction that John Updike wrote between 1953 and 1975. ?How rarely it can be said of any of our great American writers that they have been equally gifted in both long and short forms,? reads the citation composed... more...

  • Villagesby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Updike in top form, every sentence a marvel of insight and imagery . . . wise and elegiac and warmed by the sense of reconciliation with the most vexatious elements of Updike?s fiction: women and sex.?? People (Critic?s Choice)   ?As powerful as anything to be found in Updike . . . full of pointed, humorous and occasionally acerbic remarks on contemporary... more...

  • Licks of Loveby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this brilliant late-career collection, John Updike revisits many of the locales of his early fiction: the small-town Pennsylvania of Olinger Stories , the sandstone farmhouse of Of the Farm , the exurban New England of Couples and Marry Me , and Henry Bech?s Manhattan of artistic ambition and taunting glamour. To a dozen short stories spanning... more...

  • The Widows of Eastwickby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    More than three decades after the events described in The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie?widowed, aging, and with their occult powers fading?return for the summer to the Rhode Island town where they once made piquant scandal and sometimes deadly mischief. But what was then a center of license and liberation is now a ?haven of wholesomeness?... more...

  • My Father's Tearsby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    ?Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.? That?s how John Updike describes one of his elderly protagonists in this, his final collection of short stories. He might have been writing about himself. In My Father?s Tears, the author revisits his signature characters, places, and themes?Americans in suburbs,... more...