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The Stories of John Cheever

Annotation
WhenThe Stories of John Cheeverwas originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize.  In the years since, it has become a classic.  Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection. Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation."  From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Awards
1978  National Book Critics Circle Awards
1979  Pulitzer Prize
1981  National Book Awards

GenreYoung adult fiction
Collection
TopicsLife changes
Emotions
Sex
Death