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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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"Startlingly, incandescently alive" (New Yorker)
"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)
"A great novella - amazingly, this was Roth's first book - about love, sex and growing up" (Observer)
"Opening the first page of any Philip Roth is like hearing the ignition on a boiler roar into life. Passion is what we're going to get, and plenty of it" (Guardian)
Philip Roth's first book, which won the National Book Award for Fiction, now reissued in electric new backlist style
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