Packet John Updike Couples

ISBN 13: 9780140029444

Couples

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They are sociable, articulate and unhappy; they enjoy sailing, basketball and skiing; they play word games in the evenings and adultery all the year round. Slipping in and out of affairs, they and their rituals are observed by the baleful eye of their self-appointed ringmaster, Freddy Thorne.

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"I can think of no other novel, even in these years of our sexual freedom, as sexually explicit in its language...as direct in its sexual reporting, as abundant in its sexual activities." -- The Atlantic Monthly "Trapped in their cozy catacombs, the couples have made sex by turns their toy, their glue, their trauma, their therapy, their hope, their frustration, their revenge, their narcotics, their main line of communication and their sole and pitiable shield against the awareness of death. Adultery, says Updike, has become a kind of 'imaginative quest' for successful hedonism that would enable man to enjoy an otherwise meaningless life....The couples of Tarbox live in a place and time that together seem to have been ordained for this quest." -- Time

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