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The Widows of Eastwick By John Updike

The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

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Summary

Alexandra, Jane and Sukie have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world to exotic lands such as Canada, China and Egypt and renew old acquaintances. And then, one summer, they decide to go back to Eastwick.

The Widows of Eastwick Summary

The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

More than three decades have passed since the events described in "The Witches of Eastwick" and the three divorcees - Alexandra, Jane and Sukie - have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world to exotic lands such as Canada, China and Egypt and renew old acquaintances. And then, one summer, they decide to go back to Eastwick. The old Rhode Island seaside town where they once indulged in sensuous mischief still holds enchantment for the three, but it also holds memories, and there are those who remember them and wish them ill...

The Widows of Eastwick Reviews

Praise for The Witches of Eastwick: 'Witty, ironic, engrossing and punctuated by transports of spectacular prose' Time 'A strange and marvellous organism' The New York Times Book Review
Praise for The Witches of Eastwick: 'Witty, ironic, engrossing and punctuated by transports of spectacular prose' Time 'A strange and marvellous organism' The New York Times Book Review

About John Updike

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of over fifty books, including The Poorhouse Fair; the Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest); Marry Me; The Witches of Eastwick, which was made into a major feature film; Memories of the Ford Administration; Brazil; In the Beauty of the Lilies; Toward the End of Time; Gertrude and Claudius; and Seek My Face. He has written a number of collections of short stories, including The Afterlife and Other Stories and Licks of Love, which includes a final Rabbit story, Rabbit Remembered. His essays and criticism first appeared in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and are now collected into numerous volumes. Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together almost all of his verse, and a new edition of his Selected Poems is forthcoming from Hamish Hamilton. His novels, stories, and non-fiction collections have won have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal. Updike graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at the New Yorker, and he lived in Massachusetts from 1957 until his death in January 2009.

Additional information

GOR001386258
9780241144275
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The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-10-30
320
N/A
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