The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

“John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters [and] The Witches of Eastwick [is one of his] most ambitious works. . . . [A] comedy of the blackest sort.”—The New York Times Book Review

Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche.

“A great deal of fun to read . . . fresh, constantly entertaining . . . John Updike [is] a wizard of language and observation.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Vintage Updike, which is to say among the best fiction we have.”—Newsday

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
KR
Kate Reading
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:08
hr min
RELEASED
2008
October 21
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
727.4
MB

Customer Reviews

wanker299 ,

Updike for life!

The Witches of Eastwick is another shining example of Upike's matsery of the English language. Also, the sound quality seemed fine to me; maybe Johnny2582 needs a new set of speakers!

Anthony Newhall ,

Eastwick

This Book is great. The movie is Awesome. But the show, is addicting.

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