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Seek My Face

(2002)
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John Updike's twentieth novel, like his first, The Poorhouse Fair (1959), takes place in one day, a day that contains much conversation and some rain. The seventy-eight-year-old painter Hope Chafetz, who in the course of her eventful life has been Hope Ouderkirk, Hope McCoy, and Hope Holloway, answers questions put to her by a New York interviewer named Kathryn, and recapitulates, through the story of her own career, the triumphant, poignant saga of postwar American art. In the evolving relation between the two women, the interviewer and interviewee move in and out of the roles of daughter and mother, therapist and patient, predator and prey, supplicant and idol. The scene is central Vermont; the time is the early spring of 2001.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seek My Face (Platinum)
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 1-58547-318-9 / 978-1-58547-318-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-241-14198-2 / 978-0-241-14198-4 (UK edition)
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November 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-375-41490-8 / 978-0-375-41490-9 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-101116-5 / 978-0-14-101116-5 (UK edition)
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November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-101333-8 / 978-0-14-101333-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seek My Face: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-345-46086-3 / 978-0-345-46086-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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November 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-553-75657-5 / 978-0-553-75657-9 (USA edition)
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November 2002 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seek My Face: A Novel
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November 2002 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seek My Face: A Novel
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November 2002 : USA Audio CD

Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): Kathryn Walker (Narrator) John Updike (Author)
ISBN: 0-7366-8846-3 / 978-0-7366-8846-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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July 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7366-8845-5 / 978-0-7366-8845-1 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seek My Face: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House
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January 2004 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Seek My Face
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Penguin
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