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Letting Go

Letting Go

by Philip Roth
Paperback
Publication Date: 03/12/2007
RRP  $27.95 $27.75

Gabe Wallach, freshly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, and thus freed from old attachments, is hungrily seeking new ones.

He's drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate in literature, and to Libby - Paul's moody, Catholic-turned-Jewish wife. Gabe wonders: how to reconcile the ordered 'world of feeling' found in books with the anarchy of life, responsible adulthood, and his own love affairs?

When Gabe meets Martha Reganhart, a spirited, outspoken, divorced mother of two, she poses the greatest challenge that he, and his moral enthusiasm, will face. Letting Go is Philip Roth's blistering first full-length novel.

ISBN:
9780099485032
9780099485032
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
03-12-2007
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
640
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x39mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Philip Roth

Famed American novelist Philip Roth was born on March 19, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey. Roth graduated from Bucknell University in 1954. In 1959, he won the National Book Award for Goodbye, Columbus. Roth had his first best-seller with 1969's Portnoy's Complaint.

Over the years, he has earned many accolades for his work, including a second National Book Award for 1995's Sabbath's Theatre and a Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. His later works include Everyman (2006) and Nemesis (2010). He died in May 2018.

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