The Widows of Eastwick
sequel to the Witches Of Eastwick
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Featuring: Alexandra; Jane; Sukie
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Fiction | Fantasy
More than three decades have passed since the events
described in John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. The
three divorcées—Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—have left town,
remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief
and solitude as widows do: they travel the world, to such
foreign lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old
acquaintance. Why not, Sukie and Jane ask Alexandra, go
back to Eastwick for the summer?
The old Rhode Island
seaside town, where they indulged in wicked mischief under
the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne, is still
magical for them. Now Darryl is gone, and their lovers of
the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the
familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they
enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women.
And, among the local citizenry, there are still those who
remember them, and wish them ill. How they cope with the
lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a
mysterious counterspell, and the advancing inroads of old
age, form the burden on Updike’s delightful, ominous sequel.
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