Philip Roth - The Human Stain (2nd Hand Paperback)
It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town an aging classics professor,
Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would astonish even his most virulent accuser.
Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman.
It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unravelled . . .
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Fiction - Uncategorised
- Published : 2001 (Vantage)
- ISBN : 9780099282198
- SKU : B000458
- PPC : LL290gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
" . . . this book is magnificently interwoven with the larger public history of modern America." - New York Times.
"The Human Stain pulses with the strengths that make Roth a prime contender for the status of the most impressive novelist now writing in and about America" - Sunday Times.
"One of his very best. There are passages of such sustained brilliance here that I found myself going over them again and again in gaping disbelief. An extraordinary book - bursting with rage, humming with ideas, full of dazzling sleights of hand." - Sunday Telegraph.