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The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

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The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike is a 308-page hardcover published in 2008 by Alfred A. Knopf and is a stated first edition.  There is light shelf wear to the dust jacket.  Inside, the cloth-bound book shows no indication of use.

Book Summary

More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick.  The three divorcees--Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie--have left town, remarried, and become widows.  They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do:  they travel the world, to such foreign land as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintances.  Why not, Sukie and Jane as Alexandra, go back to Eastwick for the summer?  The old Rhode Island seaside town, where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne, is still magical for them.  Now Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village,m where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women.  And among the local citizenry, there are still those who remember them, and wish them ill.  How they cope with the lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counter-spell, and the advancing inroads of old age, for the burden of Updike's delightful, ominous sequel. 

ISBN:  978-0-307-26960-7

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