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.
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John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99275287