A Month of Sundays – Updike, John

A Month of Sundays – Updike, John

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ISBN: 0394495519
Title: A Month of Sundays
Authors: Updike, John
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1975
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: D-j has minor wear on edges and shelf wear. Top edge slightly soiled.

Synopsis: In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedicated to rest, recreation, and spiritual renewal, this fortyish serial fornicator is required to keep a journal whose thirty-one weekly entries constitute the book you now hold in your hand. In his wonderfully overwrought style he lays bare his soul and his past—his marriage to the daughter of his ethics professor, his affair with his organist, his antipathetic conversations with his senile father and his bisexual curate, his golf scores, his poker hands, his Biblical exegeses, and his smoldering desire for the directress of the retreat, the impregnable Ms. Prynne. A testament for our times.

The author’s seventh novel.

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ISBN: 0394495519
Title: A Month of Sundays
Authors: Updike, John
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1975
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: D-j has minor wear on edges and shelf wear. Top edge slightly soiled.

Synopsis: In this antic riff on Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedicated to rest, recreation, and spiritual renewal, this fortyish serial fornicator is required to keep a journal whose thirty-one weekly entries constitute the book you now hold in your hand. In his wonderfully overwrought style he lays bare his soul and his past—his marriage to the daughter of his ethics professor, his affair with his organist, his antipathetic conversations with his senile father and his bisexual curate, his golf scores, his poker hands, his Biblical exegeses, and his smoldering desire for the directress of the retreat, the impregnable Ms. Prynne. A testament for our times.

The author’s seventh novel.

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