Giving Blood by John Updike audiobook

Giving Blood

By John Updike
Read by Peter Van Norden

Blackstone Publishing
0.45 Hours 1
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The Maples Stories consists of eighteen classic stories fromacross John Updike’s career, forming a luminous chronicle of the life and timesof one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. In 1956, Updike publishedthe story “Snowing in Greenwich Village,” about a young couple, Joan andRichard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades,he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years togetherraising children, finding moments of intermittent happiness, and facing theheartbreak of infidelity and estrangement. This third story in the collection finds Richard and Joan Maplein their ninth year of marriage. A brilliant metaphor full of irony and eloquentprose, “Giving Blood” reveals to listeners a hint of the tension and verballacerations that are slowly but surely causing the destruction of a marriage.

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The Maples Stories consists of eighteen classic stories fromacross John Updike’s career, forming a luminous chronicle of the life and timesof one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. In 1956, Updike publishedthe story “Snowing in Greenwich Village,” about a young couple, Joan andRichard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades,he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years togetherraising children, finding moments of intermittent happiness, and facing theheartbreak of infidelity and estrangement.

This third story in the collection finds Richard and Joan Maplein their ninth year of marriage. A brilliant metaphor full of irony and eloquentprose, “Giving Blood” reveals to listeners a hint of the tension and verballacerations that are slowly but surely causing the destruction of a marriage.

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Editorial Reviews

“The stories are full of striking passages…and Updike’s rich prose, his rhythmic, acute, fertile, and, at times, even somewhat glutting use of language.” Guardian on The Maples Stories

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Author Bio: John Updike

Author Bio: John Updike

John Updike (1932–2009) was the author of more than sixty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have been honored with two Pulitzer Prize Awards, the National Book Award, and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hugging the Shore, a collection of essays and reviews, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 0.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English