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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983799
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.00
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A stunningly sensuous novel from the bestselling John Updike, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

Owen Mackenzie's life story abounds with sin and seduction, domesticity and debauchery. His marriage to his college sweetheart is quickly followed by his first betrayal and he embarks upon a series of affairs. His pursuit of happiness, in a succession of small towns from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, brings him to the edge of chaos, from which he is saved by a rescue that carries its own fatal price.

  • Pub date: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241983799
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

John Updike

JOHN UPDIKE was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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