James Wood: John Updike’s Licks of Love
19 April 2001
Show More Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, ‘Rabbit Remembered’ by John Updike.
Hamish Hamilton, 368 pp., £16.99, March 2001, 9780241141298Show More
“... had opted for a wife, and a wife she was, no less or more’), recalls an old flame, Maggie, and an earlier life of real and desired adulteries: ‘Driving back from taking the babysitter home, Frank would pass darkened houses where husbands he knew were lying in bed, head to murmuring head, with wives he coveted.’ (One relishes the kitschy way ...”