Philip Roth's perennial character (first introduced in THE BREAST, then appearing in THE PROFESSOR OF DESIRE) David Kepesh is the narrator of THE DYING ANIMAL, which finds an aging Kepesh still obsessed with sex, still longing for young women to keep death at bay. He thinks compulsively, in ****** detail, of an affair with a Cuban student named Consuela--and, at the end of the book, after Kepesh has had to confront the death of a close friend and the estrangement of his son, Consuela reappears in his life. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Love + Relationships + Sex, Stages of Life, Literary, Family + Friendship, Erotica, Education, Conflicts + Dualities