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The development : nine stories

Author: John Barth
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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"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 Earth's fictional locales. From the high jinks of a toga party to marital infidelities, a baffling suicide pact,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barth, John, 1930-
Development.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010
(OCoLC)739781768
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Barth
ISBN: 9780547504704 0547504705
OCLC Number: 779190398
Notes: "National book award-winning author of Chimera."--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (167 pages)
Contents: Peeping Tom --
Toga party --
Teardown --
The bard award --
Progressive dinner --
Us/them --
Assisted living --
The end --
Rebeginning.
Responsibility: John Barth.

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"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 Earth'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."--Jacket.

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