Trust Me by John Updike


The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favourite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his ageing heroes and heroines. One man loves his wife’s twin, and several men love the imagined bliss of their pasts; one woman takes an impotent lover, and another must administer her father’s death. Bourgeois comforts and youthful convictions are tenderly seen as certain to erode: “Man,” as one of these stories concludes, “was not meant to abide in paradise.”

John Updike, (born March 18, 1932—died January 27, 2009, Massachusetts), American writer of novels, short stories, and poetry, known for his careful craftsmanship and realistic but subtle depiction of “American, Protestant, small-town, middle-class” life.

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A hardcover edition with sky blue boards, gilt lettering and clipped, illustrated dust cover. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text is clear and legible. There is some fading to the cover. There is a previous seller’s paper label on the inside front board. There is some rubbing and tiny tears on the edges of the dust cover.

Now in a clear plastic cover to protect from damage.

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, London.

Publication Date: 1987.

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