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My Father's Tears : And Other Stories
by John Updike


Overview - " Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned. " That s how John Updike describes one of his elderly protagonists in this, his final collection of short stories. He might have been writing about himself. In "My Father s Tears, " the author revisits his signature characters, places, and themes Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity in a gallery of portraits of his aging generation, men and women for whom making peace with the past is now paramount.  Read more...

 
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Overview
" Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned. " That s how John Updike describes one of his elderly protagonists in this, his final collection of short stories. He might have been writing about himself. In "My Father s Tears, " the author revisits his signature characters, places, and themes Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity in a gallery of portraits of his aging generation, men and women for whom making peace with the past is now paramount. "The Seattle Times" called "My Father s Tears" a haunting collection that echoes the melancholy of Chekhov, the romanticism of Wordsworth and the mournful spirit of Yeats. "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780345513809
  • ISBN-10: 0345513800
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 292


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