John Updike Reading "Lifeguard" from Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories

From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2
Author(s): John Updike
Original Publish Date: Apr 15, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100081906
Released: May 20, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483019437
Narrator/s: John Updike
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This well-known short story appears in Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories, one of John Updike's earliest books and is narrated by a divinity student at his summer job. From the heights of his wooden throne, the fastidious and aloof young narrator delivers a silent sermon addressed to the beachgoers-"the middle-aged, burdened with children and aluminum chairs." Though full of himself and his mission, he appeals to us by virtue of his earnestness and promise, and the call for which he waits. Updike reads with a tender, ironic understanding of his haughty hero.