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The Plot Against America - (Vintage International) by Philip Roth (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 391

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Alternative History

Series Title: Vintage International

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Author: Philip Roth

Language: English

Street Date: September 27, 2005
TCIN: 76945818
UPC: 9781400079490
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-3613
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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"A terrific political novel. . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Huge, inflammatory, painfully moving. . . . Far and away the most outward-looking, expansive . . . book Roth has written." -The Washington Post Book World

"Roth's most powerfrul book to date. Confounding and illuminating, enraging and discomfiting, imaginative and utterly-terrifyingly-believable." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Once again, Philip Roth has published a novel that you must read-now . . . . A stunning work." -The Christian Science Monitor

"It's not a prophecy; it's a nightmare, and it becomes more nightmarish-and also funnier and more bizarre-as is goes along. . . . [A] sinuous and brilliant book, with its extreme sweetness, its black pain, and its low, ceaseless cackle." -The New Yorker

"Ambitious and chilling. . . a breath-taking leap of imagination. . . . The writing is brilliant." -USA Today

"Intimately observed characters in situations fraught with society's deepest, most bitter tensions. . . . Too ingeniously excruciating to put down." -Newsweek

"Never has [Roth's voice] been more nuanced . . . beautifully particularized. . . . [A] novelist who for 45 years has been continuously reinventing himself, never more notably than in The Plot Against America." -The Boston Globe

"Ingenious . . . Roth's gorgeous and forceful prose, which swirls and dances and rages . . . has never seemed more precise and lucid." -Star-Telegram (Dallas/Fort Worth)

"Raises the stakes as high as a patriotic novel can take them. . . . Effortlessly, it seems, Roth has led us to suspend disbelief; then he makes us believe; then he suspends this belief and finally removes it. . . . A fabulous yarn." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A remarkable act of historical imagination and one of [Roth's] most moving novels." -People

"Roth takes readers on a harrowing safari across interdimensional borders into a bizarre version of his hometown. . . . [His] delivery is so matter-of-fact, so documentary deadpan that when we're 10 pages into the book our own world starts to seem like a flimsy fantasy." -Time

"The most compelling of living writers. . . . [His] every book is like a dispatch from the deepest recesses of the national mind." -New York Magazine

"A richly terrifying historical novel. . . . [Roth is] the greatest fiction writer America has ever produced." -Esquire

"The writing is extraordinary, complex but highly readable, evocative, and colored with a tenderness and affection. . . . This is one of Roth's finest books." -O (The Oprah Magazine)

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Estimated ship weight: 0.69 pounds
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