My Father's Tears and Other Stories

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John Updike was a master storyteller, and this collection, from his final years, reveals that up to the end he remained the finest short-story writer of his generation.

'Magnificent, exhilarating, crisply evocative, rippling with irony. Updike's genius can be seen on peak form. With this book, a talent that burnt brightly goes out in a blaze of brilliance' Sunday Times

'A haunting valedictory alive with characteristic preoccupations: small-town life; "domestic duplicity"; travel; aging rituals; and the transience of existence. This is a collection filled with nuanced observations, descriptive flair and sentences that stop you in your tracks' Metro

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John Updike was a master storyteller, and this collection, from his final years, reveals that up to the end he remained the finest short-story writer of his generation.

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A brief novel of deep feeling . . . What you recall is that reading Updike has always provided the pleasures you hoped were in store when you went through the trouble of learning to read. Time
The premise of Seek My Face is clean and powerful, like a canvas by Barnett Newman. . . . Swirled over [it] is John Updike s superabundant prose, dazzling strings of looping sentences that wrap these two women in glittering constellations of words. The New York Observer

A rewarding new novel from our reigning master of surprise, the last sequence of which is surpassing in its beauty. San Francisco Chronicle"

"A brief novel of deep feeling . . . What you recall is that reading Updike has always provided the pleasures you hoped were in store when you went through the trouble of learning to read."--Time
"The premise of Seek My Face is clean and powerful, like a canvas by Barnett Newman. . . . Swirled over [it] is John Updike's superabundant prose, dazzling strings of looping sentences that wrap these two women in glittering constellations of words."--The New York Observer

"A rewarding new novel from our reigning master of surprise, the last sequence of which is surpassing in its beauty."--San Francisco Chronicle

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