Marry Me : A Romance (Paperback)

Author: Updike, John

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"It is, quite simply, Updike's best novel yet." NEWSWEEK
A deftly satirical portrait of life and love in a suburban town as only Updike can paint it.

"From the Paperback edition."


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780449912157
SKU 30071116
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0449912159
Release Date 8/1/1996
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Author Info
John Updike
John Updike, the son of a schoolteacher father and a mother who wanted to be a writer, was raised in Reading, Pennsylvania--a town not unlike Brewer, where, many years later, he situated his famous character, Rabbit Angstrom. Updike graduated from Harvard, where he nourished "an un-Harvardian desire to be a cartoonist," as he put it in an interview, and where he was turned down "repeatedly" for Archibald MacLeish's writing class. He was also editor of Harvard's famous humor magazine, the Lampoon. After college, Updike worked for a few years on the staff of The New Yorker before he began publishing fiction. He is the author of over 50 books, including not only novels but collections of short stories, poems, and criticism--even children's books. His novels have been almost invariably critical and popular successes, and his tetralogy about Rabbit Angstrom (RABBIT, RUN; RABBIT REDUX; RABBIT IS RICH; RABBIT AT REST) has assured him a prominent place in American literary history. Updike is a disciplined writer who has said that he can't enjoy the rest of the day until he's written at least a thousand words. Considered one of the masters of contemporary fiction, he has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Updike is the father of four children and has been married twice. He died in 2009 from lung cancer.
"In the most sophisticated situation comedy imaginable, Updike achieves an absolutely hypnotic novel of sexual suspense in which a man and woman find their perfect love moves leave them checkmated....Not since 'Rabbit, Run', one of the finest novels of the past twenty years, has Updike written with such hard beauty of a man endlessly wandering the labyrinth of his own needs, irresistibly childlike in his faith in the magic of a woman, and abusively fearful of broken spells."
From the Publisher
Annotation This novel of love and denial tells the story of an unhappy love affair carried on between Jerry Conant and Sally Mathias, both already married, in Greenwood, Connecticut during the summer of 1962.
Editors Note "It is, quite simply, Updike's best novel yet." NEWSWEEKA deftly satirical portrait of life and love in a suburban town as only Updike can paint it.From the Paperback edition.
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Number of Pages 0320
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