These outstanding stories of American award-winning novelist, John Cheever, show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the century. Stories of love and squalor, set in a world in which momentary glimpses of brightness contend with time, social change, and the chaos of history.
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(198mm x 129mm x 47mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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UK Kirkus Review »
I never tire these stories: with their mixture of the haunting, the evocative, the touching and the funny, they serially stimulate all my emotions. Cheever is the Chekhov of American suburbia, and a terrific companion on a long flight with a couple of dry martinis. review by Jan Morris, whose books include 'Fisher's Face' (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - John Cheever
John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.