American Pastoral

American Pastoral

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/08/2019
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'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.

'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

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784875541
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 309g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm

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American Pastoral
Interesting, disturbing and well written
Be prepared for some disturbing events and interesting observations. The book is very well written. I found it easy to follow, although some members of my ... READ MORE
Kate Appleby
American Pastoral
An unforgettable journey to the power of distruction and the inconsistency of conventions
Forget to read a novel and get prepared to a flow of conscience that digs into the darkest side of the human soul. A perfect family, a perfect story of suc... READ MORE
Eleonora Canale