Goodbye, Columbus : And Five Short Stories (Vintage International)

Goodbye, Columbus : And Five Short Stories (Vintage International) by Philip Roth 0679748261 9780679748267
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Roths award-winning first book instantly established its authors reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight, and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters. Goodbye, Columbusis 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 neighbors in the American Jewish diaspora.

Author: Philip Roth

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 298

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1993-01-13


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