Old Girlfriends: Stories
In this brilliantly told short story collection, critically acclaimed author David Updike skillfully portrays the multi-faceted nature of love and of the heart. From a father's painful realization his son has discovered the dark heart of racism still beats, to a quiet love affair that needs an audience to bloom; from the bumbling of a professor who unwittingly falls for one of his students to the wistful memories of a bittersweet affair tinged in regret, Updike portrays the intricacies of loving someone with candor. Full of sparkling wonder and poignant melancholy alike, Old Girlfriends is a clear-eyed vision of the world we live in. Drifting from the unrequited to the secretive, the familial to the first poetic moments, this soulful collection leaves no avenue of expression untouched.
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OLD GIRLFRIENDS: StoriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Family, infidelity and faith anchor the carefully constructed stories in a collection by John Updike's son.Updike (stories: Out on the Marsh, 1988, etc.) seems uninterested in distancing himself from ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rmckeown - LibraryThing
David Updike led a class in short fiction at The New England Writer’s Conference I attended back in the 80s. Recently, I heard David read from his latest book, Old Girlfriends. “Adjunct” tells the ... Read full review