Cheever: a life

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The first full and unforgettable portrait of the life of John Cheever shows us a soul in conflict: high-school dropout, dire alcoholic, secret bisexual who struggled with his longings and fierce homophobia, and a man who concealed his deeply-rooted anxieties while becoming one of the most iconic literary figures of our time. Simultaneous.
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Here is, for the first time, the full and unforgettable life of John Cheever (1912–1982), written with unprecedented access to essential sources. Cheever was a soul in conflict, a high-school dropout who published his first story at eighteen, a dire alcoholic who recovered to write the great novel Falconer, a secret bisexual who struggled with his longings and his fierce homophobia, whose groundbreaking work landed him on the covers of Time and Newsweek, a man who believed in the power of family love and sexual pleasure, a man whose desperate loneliness was never wholly offset by his faith in the joy of creation.

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