Nemesis

Nemesis

eBook - 2010
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Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2010
ISBN: 9780143178965
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Philip Roth is able to create a mood of disquiet with disturbing yet darkly humorous writing. This introspective and atmospheric historical novel is set in 1944 Newark.

Like Ian McEwan, Philip Roth is able to create a mood of disquiet with disturbing yet darkly humorous writing. This introspective and atmospheric historical novel is set in 1944 Newark.


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Jane60201 Apr 11, 2014

Not Roth's best in my opinion. A fast read but not that rewarding.

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robhoey
Jan 29, 2013

Roth is an excellent writer and this book demonstrates it clearly. Polio is the antagonist (the Nemesis) and one young man has to deal with how it is effecting his life and those around him. Unlike Portnoys Complaint, this novel has no humor whatsoever, but is what I consider a very good read.

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

The 1944 polio outbreak is the backdrop for a tragic fall.

Roth returns to Newark in this story of how a young man, rejected by the Army, copes with the 1944 polio epidemic that ravaged New Jersey during Roth’s own childhood.

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