Short Story #264: The Rumor by John Updike
Title: The Rumor
Author: John Updike
ReflectionUpdike packs a lot into this story in terms of wealth of knowledge we learn about their relationship. It's curious that the introduction of the rumor actually opens up a range of things Sharon already does not particularly like about her husband or finds disconcerting about their path. It seems more that her clinging to it is an opportunity for her to exit. Meanwhile, we get that final line that Frank is half-lying, which leaves us wondering if he is cheating, but with a woman.
Short Story #264 out of 365
Rating: 3 (out of 5 stars)
Date Read: 8/1/2014
Source: The short story can be found at this website.
For a full listing of all the short stories in this series, check out the category 365 Short Stories a year.
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