Indignation

Roth, Philip

9780547054841

ISBN 10: 054705484X / 0-547-05484-X
ISBN 13: 9780547054841
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

In 1951, the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hardworking neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad–mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. Far from Newark, Marcus has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.

Indignation, Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book, is a startling departure from the haunted narratives of old age and experience in Roth’s recent books and a powerful exploration of a remarkable moment in American history.

Review:
'Lovers of Roth will find much in Indignation to enjoy...he is streets ahead of what passes for competition'
-- Sunday Herald

'indignation ought to be required reading for presidential candidates.'
-- Evening Standard

...each book now so finely honed it will find its way to the heart like an arrow to a bull's-eye'
-- The Herald

[Roth] reasserts his fictional mastery ... a great novelist writing at the height of his powers' -- Sunday Times

`If I had...one word to sum up Indignation I'd go for classy. If were allowed two: very classy'
-- Sunday Telegraph

`Roth's novels abound in comic moments...so does Indignation...[Indignation] seethes with outrage...a deft, gripping, and deeply moving narrative' -- New York Review

`a gratifying novel in its won right ... Indignation is, unquestionably, seriously "good" Roth' -- The Times

`a superbly realised novel' -- The Spectator

`brief, compelling and rather curious novel - a late-period oddity that requires more than one reading'
-- Daily Telegraph

`written in elegant, economical prose' -- TLS

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Review:
Roth's best novel since The Counterlife... [none since are] as intricately wrought, passionate and fascinating as this... a late masterpiece.

'indignation ought to be required reading for presidential candidates.'

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