The Orphaned Swimming Pool

The Orphaned Swimming Pool

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975. In describing how he wrote these stories in a small, rented, smoke-filled office in Ipswitch, Massachusetts, he says, "I felt that I was packaging something as delicately pervasive as smoke, one box after another, in that room, where my only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me -- to give the mundane its beautiful due."
Published: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780061962493
006196249X
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Updike, John

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