The Wapshot Chronicle Author:John Cheever For every Wapshot life was a continuous celebration. In each generation a Wapshot boy awakened to manhood with a certain gamey exuberance, an irrepressible urge to make a dent on the world. Up and out they went... — Old Leander, like his sea-faring New England ancestors, went by sea; Moses went by land; Coverley, by rocket, you might say. All ret... more »urned with trophies to prove the pleasures of conquest.
Each Wapshot eventually settled down and looked almost innocent. Until, invariably and inevitably, there came a son to the household, a boy who awakened one morning with a certain gamey exuberance...« less