Of the Farm recounts Joey Robinson's visit to the farm where he grew up and where his mother now lives alone. Accompanied by his newly acquired second wife, Peggy, and an eleven-year-old stepson, Joey spends three days reassessing and evaluating the course his life has run. But for Joey and Peggy, the delicate balance of love and sex is threatened by a dangerous new awareness.
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"Very clearly and very completely a small masterpiece.""--The New York Times ""AN EXCELLENT BOOK . . . A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER . . . [Updike] has the painter's eye for form, line, and color; the poet's ear for metaphor; and the storyteller's knack for 'and then what happened?' "--"Harper's ""Updike is a master of sheer elegance of form that shows itself time and again.""--Los Angeles Times ""Updike just happens to write the most vivid prose in America.""--Vanity Fair"About the Author:
John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. John Updike's first novel, The Poorhouse Fair, was published in 1959. It was followed by Rabbit, Run, Rabbit is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990), which were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Other novels by John Updike include Marry Me, The Witches of Eastwick, which was made into a major feature film, Memories of the Ford Administration, Brazil, In the Beauty of the Lilies and Toward the End of Time.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141189029
Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 144 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141189029