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Series: Vintage International Ser.
Category: Fiction / Literary/Fiction / General/
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Release Date: 02/28/1998
Synopsis: As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our centurys promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roths protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his fathers glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swedes beautiful American luck deserts him. For Swedes adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenagera teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longer-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is Roths masterpiece.
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Awards – null New York Times Editors Choice – null Pulitzer Prize – null
Height: 0.9 inches
Width: 5.12 inches
Length: 7.96 inches
Weight: 10.37 oz