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Licks of Love

(2000)
Short Stories and a Sequel
A collection of stories by

 
 
The dozen short stories in Updike's new collection revisit many of the locales of his fiction: the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger, the lonely farm to which the hero moves as an adolescent, the exurban New England of adult camaraderie and sexual mischief, and the New York City of artistic ambition and taunting glamour. The title derives from a story in which an American banjo virtuoso demonstrates his licks to an enthralled Soviet audience in the heart of the Cold War, while being hounded by the epistolary aftermath of a one-night stand in Washington D.C. To these is added a novella-length sequel to Updike's quartet of novels about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom in which several old strands come together at last.

"If John Updike had never published anything but short stories-if the novels, essays, verse, and reams of occasional prose vanished into thin air - he would still be a presence to reckon with in American letters."

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Licks Of Love: Short Stories And A Sequel 'Rabbit Remembered'
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ISBN: 0-241-14129-X / 978-0-241-14129-8 (UK edition)
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Title: Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel
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Title: Licks of Love: Short Stories And a Sequel, 'Rabbit Remembered' (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-029896-7 / 978-0-14-029896-3 (UK edition)
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, "Rabbit Remembered"
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Title: Licks of Love: Short Stories And a Sequel,'Rabbit Remembered'
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2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: LICKS OF LOVE.
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7953-2872-9 / 978-0-7953-2872-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: NY: KNOPF. 2000
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January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Licks Of Love :short Stories And A Sequel, "Rabbit Remembered"
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7366-5985-4 / 978-0-7366-5985-7 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, "Rabbit Remembered"
Author(s): John Updike
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