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"A luminous epiphany of life . . . engaging and complex . . . vivid and alive."--Washington Post Book World. An old man falls madly in love and does valiant battle against polluters in this ineffably joyful novel--Cheever's last.
"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
Posted June 21, 2000
Cheever penned this environmental treatise before being a tree hugger was cool. Wonderfully written with a sometimes brutal honesty, Cheever remains one of the best ever in the short fiction format. The constraints of short fiction are sometimes evident in this book -- rapid detail and stripped down action can leave the reader wanting more. He is sadly neglected now by most readers. Seek out this master.
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