I Married a Communist

I Married a Communist by Philip Roth 0395933463 9780395933466
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Radio actor Iron Rinn (born Ira Ringold) is a big Newark roughneck blighted by a brutal personal secret from which he is perpetually in flight. An idealistic Communist, a self-educated ditchdigger turned popular performer, a six-foot six-inch Abe Lincoln look-alike, he marries the nations reigning radio actress and beloved silent-film star, the exquisite Eve Frame (born Chava Fromkin). Their marriage evolves from a glamorous, romantic idyll into a dispiriting soap opera of tears and treachery. And with Eves dramatic revelation to the gossip columnist Bryden Grant of her husbands life of espionage for the Soviet Union, the relationship enlarges from private drama into national scandal. Set in the heart of the McCarthy era, the story of Iron Rinns denunciation and disgrace brings to harrowing life the human drama that was central to the nations political tribulations in the dark years of betrayal, the blacklist, and naming names. I Married a Communist is an American tragedy as only Philip Roth could write it.

Author: Philip Roth

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 323

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 1998-10-22


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