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    Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1998

    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard - a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it. Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, and the prosperous heir of his father's Newark glove factory comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even a most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall ... a strong, confident man, a master of social equilibrium, overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful living out life in rural Old Rimrock in his 170 year-old stone farmhouse with his pretty wife (his college sweetheart and Miss New Jersey of 1949) and his lively albeit precocious daughter, the apple of his eye ... that is until she grows up to become a revolutionary terrorist.

    ©1997 Philip Roth (P)1997 by Dove Audio, (P) 2014 by Phoenix Books

    Kritikerstimmen

    Audie Award Winner, Best Solo Narration by a Male, 1998

    "One of Roth's most powerful novels ever...moving, generous and ambitious...a fiercely affecting work of art." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)
    "Dazzling...a wrenching, compassionate, intelligent novel...gorgeous." ( Boston Globe)
    "At once expansive and painstakingly detailed.... The pages of American Pastoral crackle with the electricity and zest of a first-rate mind at work." ( San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Gripping story and wonderful narration

    The last few chapters flew by! For the rest, it was as though the characters in the story were an intimate part of my life. Thanks to the writer but also the narrator who never distracted me while listening.

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    This is a beautiful, sad and thought provoking novel. Rob Silver reads it absolutely wonderfully.