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At the center of Deception are two adulterers in their hiding place. He is a middle-aged American writer named Philip, living in London, and she is an articulate, intelligent, well-educated Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage to which, in her thirties, she is already half-resigned. The book's action consists of conversations--mainly the lovers talking to each other before and after making love.

"A fiendishly clever piece of work...an amazing feat.... He's invented the purest speech, the most convincing cadences, of any American novelist."--Hudson Review

Synopsis:

Exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, Roth presents in Deception the tightly enclosed world of adulterous intimacy with a directness that has no equal in American fiction. At the center of the novel are Philip and his lover, an Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage, and the conversation that ensues before and after making love.

About the Author

In the 1990s Philip Roth won Americas four major literary

awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle

Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for

Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbaths

Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for

American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book

Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist

(1998); in the same year he received the National

Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the

National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife

(1986) and the National Book Award for his first book,

Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published The Human

Stain, concluding a trilogy that depicts the ideological ethos

of postwar America. For The Human Stain Roth received

his second PEN/Faulkner Award as well as Britains W. H.

Smith Award for the Best Book of the Year. In 2001 he

received the highest award of the American Academy of

Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six

years “for the entire work of the recipient.” In 2005 The

Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians

Award for “the outstanding historical novel on an

American theme for 20032004.” In 2007 Roth received the

PEN/Faulkner Award for Everyman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679752943
Author:
Roth, Philip
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;usa;literature;american;adultery;american fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.04x5.32x.55 in. .46 lbs.

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