The Poorhouse Fair: A Novel

The Poorhouse Fair: A Novel

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The hero of John Updike’s first novel, published when the author was twenty-six, is ninety-four-year-old John Hook, a dying man who yet refuses to be dominated. His world is a poorhouse—a county home for the aged and infirm—overseen by Stephen Conner, a righteous young man who considers it his duty to know what is best for others. The action of the novel unfolds over a single summer’s day, the day of the poorhouse’s annual fair, a day of escalating tensions… (more)

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Publisher: Random House (March 13, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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