‘A tragedy of classical proportions…a magnificent novel’ The Times
Discover the Pulitzer-prize winning novel that confirmed Philip Roth as one of the greatest American writers.
‘Swede’ Levov is living the American dream.
He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, lucrative business, sporting prowess and good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope.
Until one sunny day in 1968, when Swede’s daughter, Merry, commits an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism and the Levov family is plunged into mayhem. Extraordinarily nuanced and poignant, American Pastoral is the first in an eloquent trilogy of post-war American novels that still resonates today.
PRAISE FOR AMERICAN PASTORAL:
‘Angry, grieving, witty, acute’ Sunday Times
‘A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years’ Financial Times
‘A momentous novel’ Observer
‘Utterly tragic and compelling’ Tatler
A momentous novel * Observer * Wonderful, rich...entirely gripping * Sunday Telegraph * A tragedy of classical proportions...a magnificent novel * The Times * Full of insight, full of sharp ironic twists, full of wisdom about American idealism, and full of terrific fun... A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years * Financial Times * Marvellous... Raging and elegaic * Guardian *
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