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The Centaur

 
 
 
 
The Centaur
Author: John Updike
ISBN 13: 9780449912164
ISBN 10: 449912167
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Date: 1996-08-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
List Price: $16.00
 
 

In a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1940s, schoolteacher George Caldwell yearns to find some meaning in his life. Alone with his teenage son for three days in a blizzard, Caldwell sees his son grow and change as he himself begins to lost touch with his life. Interwoven with the myth of Chiron, the noblest centaur, and his own relationship to Prometheus, The Centaur one of John Updike's most brilliant and unusual novels.