Goodbye, Columbus

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‘Goodbye, Columbus’ is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, who meet one summer break and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella is accompanied by five short stories that range in tone from the iconoclastic to the astonishingly tender.

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Philip Roth’s debut novella and Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

Goodbye, Columbus is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer and fall into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella is accompanied by five short stories – sometimes iconoclastic, sometimes elegiac – that crackle with irreverent originality and display Roth’s blazing early talent.

Philip Roth’s prize-winning first book instantly established its author’s reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight and humane compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters.

‘Opening the first page of any Philip Roth is like hearing the ignition on a boiler roar into life. Passion is what we’re going to get, and plenty of it’ Guardian

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Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

221

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K