The Development: Nine Stories

By: Barth, John

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"I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting hour: the summer of the Peeping Tom." Something has disturbed the comfortably retired denizens of a pristine Florida-style gated community in Chesapeake Bay country. In the dawn of the new millennium and the evening of their lives, these empty nesters discover that their tidy enclave can be as colorful, shocking, and surreal as any of John Barth's fictional locales. From the high jinks of a toga party to marital infidelities, a baffling suicide pact, and the sudden, apocalyptic destruction of the short-lived development, Barth brings mordant humor and compassion to the lives of characters we all know well. From "one of the most prodigally gifted comic novelists writing in English today" (Newsweek), The Development is John Barth at his most accessible and sympathetic best.

Title: The Development: Nine Stories

Author Name: Barth, John

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2010-10-18

ISBN Number: 0547394500

ISBN Number 13: 9780547394503

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9142741