"Remarkably interesting . . . One finishes it with . . . renewed respect for one of the most intelligent and resourceful of contemporary novelists."--David Lodge, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Wonderful reading from beginning to end . . . The precise, laconic bull's-eye descriptive passages in this novel continually amaze with their absolute accuracy.""--San Francisco Chronicle"
"Wonderfully tricky and nakedly sharp-minded . . . Updike's Roger Lambert is a perfectly 20th-century beast--boastfully wicked in all directions.""--The Washington Post Book World"
From the Inside Flap
A born-again computer whiz kid bent on proving the existence of God on his computer meets a middle-aged divinity professor, Roger Lambert, who'd just as soon leave faith a mystery. Soon the computer hacker begins an affair with professor Lambert's wife -- and Roger finds himself experiencing deep longings for a trashy teenage girl.
"From the Paperback edition.