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The Development - by John Barth (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 176

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: John Barth

Language: English

Street Date: October 18, 2010
TCIN: 78567814
UPC: 9780547394503
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-8580
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom." Something has disturbed the comfortably retired denizens of a pristine Florida-style gated community in Chesapeake Bay country. In the dawn of the new millennium and the evening of their lives, these empty nesters discover that their tidy enclave can be as colorful, shocking, and surreal as any of John Barth's fictional locales. From the high jinks of a toga party to marital infidelities, a baffling suicide pact, and the sudden, apocalyptic destruction of the short-lived development, Barth brings mordant humor and compassion to the lives of characters we all know well. From "one of the most prodigally gifted comic novelists writing in English today" (Newsweek), The Development is John Barth at his most accessible and sympathetic best.
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