release date: Feb 03, 1998
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American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1)
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 teenager- a 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
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