S. is Sarah Worth -- doctor's wife, North Shore matron, loving mother, and now (suddenly!) ardent follower of a Hindu religious leader known as the Arhat. As this brilliant and very funny novel opens, Sarah is fleeing the confinement of her suburban life to become a sannyasin (pilgrim) at her guru's Arizona ashram.

In the letters and audiocassettes that Sarah sends to her husband, daughter, mother, brother, best friend -- to her psychiatrist and her hairdresser and her dentist -- master novelist John Updike gives us a witty comedy of manners, a biting satire of life on a religious commune, and the story -- deep and true -- of an American woman in search of herself.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: S.
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-517-69921-4 / 978-0-517-69921-8 (USA edition)
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February 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: S
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ISBN: 0-394-56835-4 / 978-0-394-56835-5 (USA edition)
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April 1988 : UK Hardback
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ISBN: 0-233-98255-8 / 978-0-233-98255-7 (UK edition)
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March 1988 : Hardback
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Title: S.
Author(s): John Updike, Judith B Jones
ISBN: 5552034600 / 978-5552034604
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Paperback Editions

August 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: S.: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-91212-4 / 978-0-449-91212-6 (USA edition)
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: S.: A Novel (Penguin Modern Classics)
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ISBN: 0-14-118901-0 / 978-0-14-118901-7 (UK edition)
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August 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: S
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ISBN: 0-449-21652-7 / 978-0-449-21652-1 (USA edition)
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February 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: S.: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-14-012133-1 / 978-0-14-012133-9 (UK edition)
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February 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: S
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-011346-0 / 978-0-14-011346-4 (UK edition)
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July 1989 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: S.
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-57416-8 / 978-0-394-57416-5 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: S.: A Novel
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October 2006 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: S.: A Novel (Penguin Modern Classics)
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