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Drinking (Short edition)

By: Cheever, John

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Part of the Vintage Minis series
1784872644 / 9781784872649
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813.52
29/05/2017
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18 cm 118 pages
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Originally published: as part of Collected stories. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.

What's the worst another drink could do? John Cheever pours out our most sociable of vices, and hands it to us in a highball.

From the calculating teenager who raids her parents' liquor cabinet, only to drown her sorrows in it, to the suburban swimmer withering away with every plunge he takes, these are stories suffused with beauty, sadness, and the gathering storm of a bender well-done.

Seen through the gin-lacquered looking glass of Cheever's writing, your next drink may have you reaching for a lime and soda instead.

Selected from the book Collected Stories by John CheeverVINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS.

BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us humanAlso in the Vintage Minis series:Swimming by Roger DeakinEating by Nigella LawsonCalm by Tim PeaksLove by Jeanette Winterson

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYB Short stories

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