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Publisher Description

Philip Roth's bestselling alternate history—the chilling story of what happens to one family when America elects a charismatic, isolationist president—is soon to be an HBO limited series.
 
In an extraordinary feat of narrative invention, Philip Roth imagines an alternate history where Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election to heroic aviator and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Shortly thereafter, Lindbergh negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.
 
For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America–and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.

"A terrific political novel . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened.” — The New York Times Book Review

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
October 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

gettalife ,

Nothing short of Amazing

On a road trip, we listened to the audio version of this book with Ron Silver as the narrator. It was so brilliant, we we reached our destination, we didn't want to get out of the car.

readisawonder ,

Wonderful

Love this book.

MJW6506 ,

Boring

I picked this up b/c I loved the HBO miniseries, but was bored to tears by the book. I’m three quarters of the way through and calling it done.

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