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ISBN: 044991190X / ISBN-13: 9780449911907



This is an intoxicating yet sensitive novel about the sexual experiences of ten couples from Tarbox, New England. Well-to-do, sociable, articulate ... Show synopsis

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The Emergent Religion

by riverrun on Jul 13, 2009

John Updike once said that the thesis of his 1968 novel is that "sex is the emergent religion," and that point is rather heavy-handedly dramatized with the symbolic conflagration of the small New England town's church at the close of the novel. Tarbox is the name of the town, and that too is overly ... More

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