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It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad ? mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy.As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son, the father's fear arises from love and pride. Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer. He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.Indignation, Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book, tells the story of the young man's education in life's terrifying chances and bizarre obstructions. It is a story of inexperience, foolishness, intellectual resistance, sexual discovery, courage, and error. It is a story told with all the inventive energy and wit Roth has at his command, at once a startling departure from the haunted narratives of old age and experience in his recent books and a powerful addition to his investigations of the impact of American history on the life of the vulnerable individual.

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It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. Marcus Messner of Newark, New Jersey is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative Winesburg College in Ohio. Why is he here? Because his father, a hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad a mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy.

Indignation, the story of a young mana (TM)s education in lifea (TM)s terrifying chances and bizarre obstructions is a powerful addition to Rotha (TM)s investigations of the impact of American history on the life of the vulnerable individual.

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "American Pastoral" comes a work that explores the real cost of a war being fought overseas in the name of democracy. Against the backdrop of the Korean War, a young man faces life's unimagined chances and terrifying consequences. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423369752
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Hill, Dick
Read:
Hill, Dick
Author:
Roth, Philip
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.40x5.30x.60 in. .20 lbs.
Media Run Time:
300

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Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781423369752 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. Marcus Messner of Newark, New Jersey is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative Winesburg College in Ohio. Why is he here? Because his father, a hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad a mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy.

Indignation, the story of a young mana (TM)s education in lifea (TM)s terrifying chances and bizarre obstructions is a powerful addition to Rotha (TM)s investigations of the impact of American history on the life of the vulnerable individual.

"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "American Pastoral" comes a work that explores the real cost of a war being fought overseas in the name of democracy. Against the backdrop of the Korean War, a young man faces life's unimagined chances and terrifying consequences. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.
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