My Father's Tears and Other Stories

My Father's Tears and Other Stories

Book - 2009
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Contains eighteen stories of the American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 and finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307271563
0307271560
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 21 cm

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ShaunH86
May 04, 2017

Updike tells it like it is. No mysticism, no fantasy, the cruel adulterated societies found embedded in all the world cultures, on every continent. Alluding to current politics and major events like 911, one could be reading a biography of non fiction. The bitterness of love bites everyone in some shape or form, while humanities selfish intent strangles hold of our psychology. We don't know what we have until it's gone. A bittersweet ending to every story leaves the reader yearning for a future that's just a little more sane, peaceful, and emits beauty around hidden corners. Humanity has the knowledge and power to create a better world, that's the epiphany and the message.

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