Goodbye Columbus: And Five Short Stories

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The novella GOODBYE, COLUMBUS centres on the relationship between Neil Klugman, a poor Jewish librarian, and the very spoilt, precocious Brenda Patimkin, a Radcliffe girl from a noveau riche family. Throughout one summer they swim, argue, eat and make love, largely under the Patimkin roof, until their cultural differences present obstacles too difficult to overcome.

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"Unlike those of us who come howling into the world, blind and bare, Mr Roth appears with nails, hair, teeth, speaking coherently. He is skilled, witty, energetic and performs like a virtuoso" (Saul Bellow)

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Philip Roth's first book, which won the National Book Award for Fiction, now reissued in electric new backlist style

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