Once upon a time the Wapshots of St Botolphs were distinguished for their unshakable good opinion of themselves. But in John Cheever's simultaneously poignant and hilarious companion volume to THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLE, the family members drift far from their New England village - and into the demented caprices of the mighty, the bad graces of the IRS, and the humiliating abyss of adulterous passion. THE WAPSHOT SCANDAL is a novel of a large and tender vision, filled with pungent characters and outrageous twists of fate and, above all, with Cheever's luminous compassion for all his hapless fellow prisoners of human nature. (1998-07-20)
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"I read The Wapshot Scandal with pure delight - in the characters, in the firm and deceptively simple style, and most of all in the continual power of invention" (Malcolm Cowley)
"A master American storyteller" ( Time)
"Cheever's intelligence and honesty powerfully communicate the sensations of being alive" ( Sunday Times)
"One of the finest storytellers writing in English today" ( The Times)
"Cheever is a pleasure to read" ( San Francisco Chronicle)
The sequel to John Cheever's first, extraordinary novel - The Wapshot Chronicle
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99275287