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The Afterlife and Other Stories
The Afterlife and Other Stories
Author: John Updike
"QUINTESSENTIAL UPDIKE...These tales are elegies for lost youth and receding passions." — --The New York Times — "If one trait can account for John Updike's staying power, it is the man's exquisite grasp of ordinary miracles....With his small mirages, his puddles left by both the heroic and the damned, Updike can turn the simple, misguided efforts...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679435839
ISBN-10: 0679435832
Publication Date: 10/25/1994
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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It's amazing watching the evolution of an already quietly elegant writer. The stories are less overtly wrenching than some of his earlier work but they resonate. As his writing often does, some of the stories leave a slightly bittersweet aftertaste. I was especially pleased to be reacquainted with the Maples, years after their divorce which ended "Too Far to Go".
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