Women Who Got Away


Updike’s adulterers writhe together in the small New Hampshire town of Pierce Junction. Everyone’s doing it. But when Martin’s wife Jeanne discovers his long-running affair with Maureen, their lives are irrevocably split.

ISBN: 9780141032931 Author: Updike, John Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 2nd August 2007 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 105 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

In the small town of Pierce Junction adultery is the popular pastime and pillow talk the common currency. Martin knows the women he hasn’t yet seduced hold his attention for the longest, and Winifred, married to his own wife’s lover, stirs him in ways he never expects.

United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love.

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