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OF THE FARM.

Updike, John.

ISBN 10: 0394438981 / ISBN 13: 9780394438986
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1965
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in a Vg.+ dj. (Light traces of foxing at top & fore edges. Couple of extremely tiny chips at spine ends. Short edge tears & nicks to dj. 2 half-inch tears on front cover of dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 22480

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Title: OF THE FARM.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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In this short novel, Joey Robinson, a thirty-five-year-old New Yorker, describes a visit he makes, with his second wife and eleven-year-old stepson, to the Pennsylvania farm where he grew up and where his aging mother now lives alone. For three days, a quartet of voices explores the air, making confessions, seeking alignments, quarreling, pleading, and pardoning. They are not entirely alone: ghosts (fathers, lovers, children) press upon them, as do phantoms from the near future (nurses, lawyers, land developers). Of the Farm concerns the places people choose to live their lives, and the strategies they use to stand their ground.

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