American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International)

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American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 0375701427
ISBN-13 9780375701429
Year 1998-02-03
Pages 423
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeNow a major motion picture starringEwan McGregor Jennifer Connelly andDakota FanningHere is Philip Roth s masterpiecean elegy for the Americancentury s promises of prosperity civic order and domestic bliss Roth s 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 father s glove factory and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock And then one day in 1968 Swede s beautiful American luck deserts him For Swede s 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 longed for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk Compulsively readable propelled by sorrow rage and a deep compassion for its characters American Pastoralgives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers

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