Deception

Deception

by Philip Roth

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Deception by Philip Roth

“With the lover everyday life recedes,” Roth writes—and exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, he presents in Deception the tightly enclosed world of adulterous intimacy with a directness that has no equal in American fiction. This chilling and unconventional novel is about the infidelity of language itself, as told through the tender whispers, heated arguments and loaded words of two lovers attempting to escape from their spouses, their histories and themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623730048
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 537,869
File size: 219 KB

About the Author

In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ Prize for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003–2004.” Roth received PEN’s two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize. He died in 2018.

Hometown:

Connecticut

Date of Birth:

March 19, 1933

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey

Education:

B.A. in English, Bucknell University, 1954; M.A. in English, University of Chicago, 1955

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Deception 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I disagree with some of the criticisms leveled against this highly original book. Sure, the main characters are somewhat shallow but they reveal much about the human condition. And the book is very cleverly written and highly entertaining. Not every book need be written about a hero. We often learn more from very fragile egos.