The Five Forty-Eight, by John Cheever


John Cheever (1912-1982) was one of the greatest of twentieth century short story writers, his works gaining him the nickname “Chekhov of the suburbs” for his many disturbing tales of life in New York City and its deceptively peaceful looking surroundings. Tonight’s story, first published in 1954, neatly captures the casual cruelty and open terror that lurks within the seemingly normal, middle class, genteel and respectable world of post-World War II American society.

The Five Forty-Eight, by John Cheever {38:49}

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