“Updike in top form, every sentence a marvel of insight and imagery . . . wise and elegiac and warmed by the sense of reconciliation with the most vexatious elements of Updike’s fiction: women and sex.”—People (Critic’s Choice)
“As powerful as anything to be found in Updike . . . full of pointed, humorous and occasionally acerbic remarks on contemporary life.”—Chicago Tribune
“Eloquent, erotic . . . a gorgeous geography of desire.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
From the eBook edition.