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American Pastoral

By: Philip Roth
Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
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Discover the Pulitzer-prize winning novel that confirmed Philip Roth as one of the greatest American writers.

'Swede' Levov is living the American dream.

He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, lucrative business, sporting prowess and good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope.

Until one sunny day in 1968, when Swede's daughter, Merry, commits an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism and the Levov family is plunged into mayhem. Extraordinarily nuanced and poignant, American Pastoral is the first in an eloquent trilogy of post-war American novels that still resonates today.

©1997 Philip Roth (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

'Angry, grieving, witty, acute.' Sunday Times

'A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years.' Financial Times

'A momentous novel.' Observer

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