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The Witches of Eastwick
A Novel
Written by John UpdikeJohn Updike Author Alert
Read by Kate ReadingKate Reading Author Alert
Category: Fiction - Literary
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: 978-0-7393-7082-7 (0-7393-7082-0)

Pub Date: October 21, 2008
Price: $25.50

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The Witches of Eastwick
Written by John Updike, Read by Kate Reading

Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739370827
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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.




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“John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters [and] The Witches of Eastwick [one of his] most ambitious works. . . . [A] comedy of the blackest sort.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“A great deal of fun to read . . . fresh, constantly entertaining . . . John Updike [is] a wizard of language and observation.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Vintage Updike, which is to say among the best fiction we have.”—Newsday


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John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. From 1955 to 1957 he was a staff member of The New Yorker and since 1957 he has lived in Massachusetts. He is the father of four children and the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal.

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