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"John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park and Falconer, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature." —Philip Roth
"This is perfect Cheever—it is perfect." —The New York Times Book Review
"A luminous epiphany of life.... A charming fable of old age, nostalgia, and loss...engaging and complex...vivid and alive." —The Washington Post Book World
"Beautiful...graceful...winning...both upbeat and true to life.... Oh, what a literary paradise is John Cheever!" —San Francisco Chronicle
"Filled with the master's wonderful word magic.... There simply isn't another writer like him...a delight." —Chicago Tribune
An old man falls violently in love and does valiant battle against unscrupulous polluters in John Cheever's ineffably joyful last novel.See all Editorial Reviews
I bought this to help my son write an essay for English. I enjoyed the book. it was an easy read-read it in one night-and it gave me a unique insight into who Cheever is as an... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cathy Cremen
This starts off wonderfully. If he'd just stopped after the skating, which would have made a great short story, it would have been vintage Cheever. Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by Pamela Malone
Lemuel Sears,an elderly but sprightly gent, is distraught when unscrupulous town hall officials in cahoots with organized criminals, designate his favourite beauty spot-Beasley... Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by An admirer of Saul
As a young reader, I recall becoming immersed in the short stories of John Cheever and being fascinated with his erudite perceptions of life. Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Robert Tucker
I caught this title from the series 'Judging Amy'. Great triggers in that series. It was very thought provoking...so many levels...I must read it again. Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by C. L. Gates