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John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel.

Personal Archaeology considers life as a sequence of half-buried layers, and The Full Glass distills a lifetime's happiness into one brimming moment of an old man's bedtime routine. High-school class reunions, in The Walk with Elizanne and The Road Home, restore their hero to youth's commonwealth where, as the narrator of the title story confides, the self I value is stored, however infrequently I check on its condition. Exotic locales encountered in the journeys of adulthood include Morocco, Florida, Spain, Italy, and India. The territory of childhood, with its fundamental, formative mysteries, is explored in The Guardians, The Laughter of the Gods, and Kinderszenen. Love's fumblings among the bourgeoisie yield the tart comedy of Free, Delicate Wives, The Apparition, and Outage.

In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.

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John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel.Morocco (Disc 1, Track 1)Personal Archaeology (Disc 1, Track 31)Free (Disc 1, Track 55)The Walk with Elizanne (Disc 1, Track 80)The Guardians (Disc 2, Track 28)The Laughter of the Gods (Disc 2, Track 52)Varieties of Religious Experience (Disc 2, Track 90Spanish Prelude to a Second Marriage (Disc 3, Track 72)Delicate Wives (Disc 4, Track 9)The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe (Disc 4, Track 32)German Lessons (Disc 4, Track 72)The Road Home (Disc 5, Track 15)My Father's Tears (Disc 5, Track 67)Kinderszenen (Disc 6, Track 19)The Apparition (Disc 6, Track 62)Blue Light (Disc 6, Track 96)Outage (Disc 7, Track 48)The Full Glass (Disc 8, Track 19)In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423397953
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Read by:
Lane, Christopher
Read by:
Daniels, Luke
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Daniels, Luke
Read:
Lane, Christopher
Author:
Updike, John
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.50x5.40x.60 in. .15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , John Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father's Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel.Morocco (Disc 1, Track 1)Personal Archaeology (Disc 1, Track 31)Free (Disc 1, Track 55)The Walk with Elizanne (Disc 1, Track 80)The Guardians (Disc 2, Track 28)The Laughter of the Gods (Disc 2, Track 52)Varieties of Religious Experience (Disc 2, Track 90Spanish Prelude to a Second Marriage (Disc 3, Track 72)Delicate Wives (Disc 4, Track 9)The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe (Disc 4, Track 32)German Lessons (Disc 4, Track 72)The Road Home (Disc 5, Track 15)My Father's Tears (Disc 5, Track 67)Kinderszenen (Disc 6, Track 19)The Apparition (Disc 6, Track 62)Blue Light (Disc 6, Track 96)Outage (Disc 7, Track 48)The Full Glass (Disc 8, Track 19)In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.
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