In an idyllic American village, elderly romantic Lemuel Sears still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes.
But Sears's paradise is under threat; the pond he loves is being fouled by unscrupulous polluters involved in organised crime.
Can Sears thwart the monstrous aspects of late-twentieth-century civilisation and save his beloved village?Cheever's wry fable of modern American is interlaced with musings on everything from the etiquette of supermarket queues to the evolution of the ice-skate.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/09/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099411512