|Of the Farm (1965) [Novel]|
by John Updike
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(From the publisher):
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
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics