The development : nine stories
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2008].
Status:
Central Adult Fiction
F BARTH
Westover Adult Fiction
F BARTH
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F BARTH
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Apr 29, 2018
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May 30, 2019
Description
From one of our most celebrated masters, a touching, comic, deeply humane collection of linked stories about surprising developments in a gated communityI 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.
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Book
Physical Desc:
167 pages ; 22.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0547072481, 9780547072487
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APA Citation (style guide)

Barth, J. (2008). The development: nine stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barth, John, 1930-. 2008. The Development: Nine Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barth, John, 1930-, The Development: Nine Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barth, John. The Development: Nine Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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