Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226173474 Published November 2014
E-book $17.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226173504 Published November 2014

The Tunnel of Love

A Novel

Peter De Vries

Peter De Vries

Foreword by D. G. Myers
256 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 | © 2014
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226173474 Published November 2014
E-book $17.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226173504 Published November 2014
Harking from the golden age of fiction set in American suburbia—the school of John Updike and Cheever—this work from the great American humorist Peter De Vries looks with laughter upon its lawns, its cocktails, and its slightly unreal feeling of comfort. De Vries’s classic situation comedy The Tunnel of Love follows the interactions of a socially insecure, pun-loving family man, an officious lady caseworker from an adoption agency, and a chauvinist pig—all suburban neighbors who know far too much about one another’s private lives in this goofy and gently hilarious tale of marital quibbles. Noted as much for his verbal fluidity and wordplay as for his ability to see humor through pain, De Vries will delight both new readers and old in this uproarious modern masterpiece.
Charles J. Rolo | New York Times
“A humorous novel of the choicest order.”
Time
“De Vries . . . has an acute sense of the absurd and an absurd way of being acute. He has written an amusing, screwball farce.”
Washington Post
“Entertaining in its insouciant parodies of high-flown writing and deadly portrayal of the pretensions of upscale intellectuals.”
Saturday Review
“One of the funniest books to come along in any season.”
Kingsley Amis
“The funniest serious writer to be found on either side of the Atlantic.”
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