Updike, John Of the Farm

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Of the Farm

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The question hung in the air as Joey, his second wife, Peggy, and his quietly precocious stepson arrive to visit Joey's mother on her uncultivated farm. Over the weekend, tempers flare and Joey is forced to take stock of his past and his present - is his second marriage a terrible mistake?

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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"

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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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