Villages by John Updike

By: John Updike

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ISBN
9780241143087
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
336
Dimensions
138 x 210mm

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'Villages' describes the life, romantic and otherwise, of Wen Mackenzie. Owen's scientific education and a successful business venture take him from the village of his birth, Willow, in Pennsylvania, to Haskells Crossing, in Massachusetts, where he expects to end his days.

In the course of this modest life journey, the communal humanity of villages, chiefly embodied in their female citizens, seeks to humanize him, assuaging and chastening his childhood sense of singularity and foreboding. He knows that below the surface is an abyss of calamity, but he strives to cling to his dreamlike sense of leading a charmed life - an attempt in which he is encouraged by his two wives, Phyllis and Julia, and the other women with whom he can't help but become involved . . .
ISBN:
9780241143087
Publication Date:
07 / 12 / 2004
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
138 x 210mm

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