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Goodbye, Columbus : and five short stories

By: Roth, Philip

0099498154 / 9780099498155
Paperback
05/10/2006
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United Kingdom
Contemporary classics
20 cm 221 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1959; London: Transworld, 1964.
'A masterpiece' - Newsweek

Philip Roth's award-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters. "Goodbye, Columbus" is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer break and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love.

The novella is accompanied by five short stories that range in tone from the iconoclastic to the astonishingly tender and that illuminate the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and friends and neighbours in the American Jewish diaspora.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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