Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

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

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 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 and that illuminate the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and friends and neighbors in the American Jewish diaspora.

Baker & Taylor
A Radcliffe undergraduate and a Newark public library employee engage in a summer romance

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 0679748261
Branch Call Number: FIC ROTH SS
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 21 cm


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booklady413 Aug 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this book many years ago and again today. A great story to revisit. It is timeless.

multcolib_central Jul 19, 2014

Roth's famous first book is brilliant. It is a beautiful story, funny and painful and filled with truth. It's all handled with intelligence and compassion.


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