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Under the Eye of the Storm


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Our reissue of the acclaimed 1967 novel--in which a deadly storm pits a man against his wife, his friends, and ultimately himself--from one of our most distinguished house authors, John Hersey

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John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914 and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis's secretary, and then worked several years as a journalist. Beginning in 1947 he devoted his time mainly to writing fiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize, taught for two decades at Yale, and was president of the Authors League of America and Chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Hersey died in 1993.


"A tight, suspenseful tale." --The Wall Street Journal

"An impressive and haunting piece of work, one that keeps an unremitting grip on the imagination long after the reader has put it down." --Saturday Review "Fascinating. . . . Under the Eye of the Storm brings four extremely contemporary people into a tight, primitive situation of great danger, and watches them tick." --Denver Post

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