Monday, October 24, 2011

The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike

Three divorce's are imbued with powers enabling them to justify their petty argumentative actions in the name of witchcraft. A man moves into their sleepy hamlet, stirring up their interest and curiosity. The man is mysterious and the trio of witches becomes an enmeshed quartet. When a young couple of siblings is introduced to the group it is with some hesitancy on the part of the witches, who although persuaded out of good will resent change. The man marries thee young girl. The witches, overcome with jealousy curse her - causing her to quickly die a painful death with an aggressive bout of cancer. The man moves away with the brother and the witches spend a nano second in remorse before summoning a trio of husbands and fading into the happiness of solitude.

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