Plumbing by John Updike audiobook

Plumbing

By John Updike
Read by Peter Van Norden

Blackstone Publishing
0.25 Hours 1
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The Maples Stories consistsof eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career, forming aluminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its richemotional complexity. In 1956, Updike published the story “Snowing in GreenwichVillage,” about a young couple, Joan and Richard Maple, at the beginning oftheir marriage. Over the next two decades, he returned to these charactersagain and again, tracing their years together raising children, finding momentsof intermittent happiness, and facing the heartbreak of infidelity andestrangement. In this tenth story, “Plumbing,” Richard Maple reflectson the past as his family moves into a new home.

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Summary

Summary

The Maples Stories consistsof eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career, forming aluminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its richemotional complexity. In 1956, Updike published the story “Snowing in GreenwichVillage,” about a young couple, Joan and Richard Maple, at the beginning oftheir marriage. Over the next two decades, he returned to these charactersagain and again, tracing their years together raising children, finding momentsof intermittent happiness, and facing the heartbreak of infidelity andestrangement.

In this tenth story, “Plumbing,” Richard Maple reflectson the past as his family moves into a new home.

Editorial Reviews

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 (London) 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: 0.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English