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The Maples Stories consists of eighteen classic stories fromacross John Updike’s career, forming a luminous chronicle of the life and timesof one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. In 1956, Updike publishedthe story “Snowing in Greenwich Village,” about a young couple, Joan andRichard Maple, at the beginning of their marriage. Over the next two decades,he returned to these characters again and again, tracing their years togetherraising children, finding moments of intermittent happiness, and facing theheartbreak of infidelity and estrangement.

This second story from the collection finds the Maples sevenyears—and three children—into their marriage. Despite the effects of time,Richard is still very much in love with, and sexually attracted to, his wife.But the complexities of Joan still elude him.

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