The Stories of John Cheever Author:John Cheever When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection. — Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called... more » "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life."
If you like the TV show Mad Men, you'll love Cheever. Fun little morality tales about working stiffs in NYC, summering in Nantucket, and expats in Italy. There's always an unusual twist to the stories, and it draws you back to the time of fedoras, cigarettes, martinis and Old Fashioneds.