In a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1940s, schoolteacher George Caldwell yearns to find some meaning in his life. Alone with his teenage son for three days in a blizzard, Caldwell sees his son grow and change as he himself begins to lost touch with his life. Interwoven with the myth of Chiron, the noblest centaur, and his own relationship to Prometheus, The Centaur is one of John Updike's most brilliant and unusual novels.
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John Updike was born in 1932. 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: Brand New. 320 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141189045
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141189045
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141189045