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The Tunnel of Love: A Novel
by Peter De Vries
foreword by D. G. Myers
University of Chicago Press, 2014
Paper: 978-0-226-17347-4 | eISBN: 978-0-226-17350-4
Library of Congress Classification PS3507.E8673T85 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.52

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Harking from the golden age of fiction set in American suburbia—the school of John Updike and Cheever—this work from the great American humorist Peter De Vries looks with laughter upon its lawns, its cocktails, and its slightly unreal feeling of comfort. De Vries’s classic situation comedy The Tunnel of Love follows the interactions of a socially insecure, pun-loving family man, an officious lady caseworker from an adoption agency, and a chauvinist pig—all suburban neighbors who know far too much about one another’s private lives in this goofy and gently hilarious tale of marital quibbles. Noted as much for his verbal fluidity and wordplay as for his ability to see humor through pain, De Vries will delight both new readers and old in this uproarious modern masterpiece.

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