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Bullet Park

Author: John Cheever   Series: Vintage classics

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PUBLISHED: 19th March 1992
ISBN: 9780099914105
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Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named after a common household tool. Neighbours in Bullet Park, the two become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names in Cheever's sharp and funny hymn to the dubious normality of the American suburbs.
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  • Paperback
    $21.46
PUBLISHED: 19th March 1992
ISBN: 9780099914105
ANNOTATION:
Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named after a common household tool. Neighbours in Bullet Park, the two become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names in Cheever's sharp and funny hymn to the dubious normality of the American suburbs.

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Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named after a common household tool. Neighbours in Bullet Park, the two become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names in Cheever's sharp and funny hymn to the dubious normality of the American suburbs.

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Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named afer a common household tool. Neighbours in Bullet Park, the two become fatefully liked by the mysterious binding power of their names. Sharp and funny, BULLET PARK is a hymn to the dubious normality of the American suburb.

Author Biography

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.

Review

Cheever writes a restrained, half -mocking hymn to the delusions of comfortable America which is a pleasure to read Guardian A master American storyteller Time John Cheever's prose is always a pleasure to read because it is both graceful and governed Chicago Tribune Cheever's deepest, most challenging book New York Times In a class by itself, not only among Cheever's work but among all novels I know -- Joseph Heller

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