'Updike is the master' Sunday Telegraph
'An awe-inspiring spectacle' Guardian
The spellbinding sequel to The Witches of Eastwick
More than three decades have passed since the witches of Eastwick – Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie – weaved their wicked spell on the sleepy Rhode Island town. Since then the three divorcées have left, remarried, and become widows. Meeting up again, they decide to go back to Eastwick one last time. But what enchantments will they find?
There may no longer be a diabolical Darryl Van Horne, but memory – as much as magic – continues to haunt the town. For among the familiar streets, where the witches enjoyed their status as free, lusty and empowered women, there are those who remember them, and wish them ill . . .
'There are too many delightful twists and surprises to give away. Vintage Updike' Sunday Herald
'Crammed with acute observation of the changes in the texture of American life and culture' Spectator
'Funny, yet also terrifying' Irish Times