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John Cheever


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PUBLISHED: 29th May 2017
ISBN: 9781784872649
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What's the worst another drink could do? From the calculating teenager who raids her parents' liquor cabinet, only to drown her sorrows in it, to the suburban swimmer withering away with every plunge he takes, this title includes stories suffused with beauty, sadness, and the gathering storm of a bender well-done.
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  • Paperback
    $9.43
PUBLISHED: 29th May 2017
ISBN: 9781784872649
ANNOTATION:
What's the worst another drink could do? From the calculating teenager who raids her parents' liquor cabinet, only to drown her sorrows in it, to the suburban swimmer withering away with every plunge he takes, this title includes stories suffused with beauty, sadness, and the gathering storm of a bender well-done.

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What's the worst another drink could do? From the calculating teenager who raids her parents' liquor cabinet, only to drown her sorrows in it, to the suburban swimmer withering away with every plunge he takes, this title includes stories suffused with beauty, sadness, and the gathering storm of a bender well-done.

Publisher Description

What's the worst another drink could do? John Cheever pours out our most sociable of vices, and hands it to us in a highball. From the calculating teenager who raids her parents' liquor cabinet, only to drown her sorrows in it, to the suburban swimmer withering away with every plunge he takes, these are stories suffused with beauty, sadness, and the gathering storm of a bender well-done. Seen through the gin-lacquered looking glass of Cheever's writing, your next drink may have you reaching for a lime and soda instead.

Selected from the book Collected Stories by John Cheever

VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis series- Swimming by Roger Deakin Eating by Nigella Lawson Calm by Tim Peaks Love by Jeanette Winterson

Author Biography

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.

Review

"John Cheever understood fallibility and that made for the greatness in his writing" The Times "Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world's most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human... They look good and read well. That's win/win in our book." Stylist

Product Details

Author
John Cheever
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1784872644
ISBN-13
9781784872649
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Vintage Minis
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
Vintage Minis
Media
Book
Publication Date
2017-05-29
Pages
128