Cash Bentley may not be as young as he used to be, but he can still hurdle over his neighbor's furniture at the end of every party, complete with starter pistol. But when he breaks his leg leaping over a chest on his 17th wedding anniversary, he falls into a depression from which he may not recover. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.
In this Cold War-era story, an upper-middle-class man who is building a bomb shelter decides that he just might want the world to end. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.
Three young women share an apartment in New York during the summers of 1967 and 1968. But as the Vietnam War begins to exact its toll on their generation, they must decide whether to stand for their country or their loved ones. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, David Birney, Beth Broderick, Anthony Edwards, Megan Gallagher, Peter Gregory, Patricia Sill, and Wendell Sweda. Directed by Valerie Landsburg. Recorded before a live audience in November 1992.
Here are 12 magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates - with unequaled grace and tenderness - the deepest feelings we have.