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Of the Farm (1965) [Novel]
by John Updike Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 2.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Joey Robinson is a thirty-five-year-old advertising consultant working in the urban jungle of Manhattan. One day, Joey decides to return to the farm where he grew up, and where his mother still lives. Accompanied by his newly acquired second wife and an eleven-year-old stepson, he begins to reassess and evaluate the course his life has taken. For three days, a quartet of voices explores the country air, relates stories, makes confessions, seeks solace, and hopes for love. But all of their emotional musings and reflections pale when tragedy strikes—one that threatens to separate the family, even as it draws them closer.

Original title: Of the Farm
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Of the Farm

Of the Farm (1965)
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Language: English

  • "WHen a book like this comes along, a critic must before attempting anything else, raise his voice in a halloo of praise. In OF THE FARM, his fourth novel, John Updike has achieved a sureness of touch, a suppleness of style and a subtlety of vision that is gained by few writers of fiction. He has seen his subject and shaped his form with a clarity that leaves his reader with a sense of inevitable rightness.... This novel is, very clearly and very completely, a small masterpiece." The New York Times
  • "An excellent book... a psychological thriller. Mr. Updike, in his best writing, has always been a triple threat. He has the painter's eye for form, line, and color; the poet's ear for metaphor; and the storyteller's knack for 'and then what happened?'" Harper's Magazine
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Of the Farm (1965)

ISBN: 0345468228

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