Read this, and Couples, and you’ve mastered Updike

The Guardian digests John Updike’s latest:

Julia eyes the sleeping Owen and marvels that after 25 years of marriage she is still so happy with him. Owen grunts and his hand reaches for his penis as he remembers the other women with whom he has shared his life.


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