Drinking

Drinking - Vintage Minis

|Short stories

Paperback (08 Jun 2017) | English

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Synopsis

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 Cheever

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Swimming by Roger Deakin
Eating by Nigella Lawson
Calm by Tim Peaks
Love by Jeanette Winterson

About the Publisher

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784872649
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Short stories
DEWEY: 813.52
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 118
Weight: 78g
Height: 112mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 11mm