The Poorhouse Fair

John Updike author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:1st Jun '06

£12.99

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The Poorhouse Fair cover

At the Diamond County Home for the Aged, the inmates prepare for the annual ritual of the Poorhouse Fair, a summer celebration at which the old and infirm sell their produce on stalls to the people of the local town. Bitter, resentful and edging towards senility, the elderly residents of the Home take pride every year in the responsibility and self-respect they gain from this one day. But when the fair goes less well than the old folks had hoped, they are in no doubt who to blame: Conner, the new prefect of the home. Together, they begin to revolt against the younger man, and reassert their own independence.

ISBN: 9780141188485

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 16mm

Weight: 140g

176 pages