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San Marco Books and More - May 2020 Book Club

May 2020

 

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth

May 12th, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him.

For Swede's adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, American Pastoral gives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers. 

Please join us May 12th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for this book club discussion professionally facilitated by Stacey Goldring of Chapter Endnotes.

We have this book in stock in our store or you may order your copy from our website below.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
San Marco Books and More
1971 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207-3211
American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375701429
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 1998

May Book Club Discussion - May 12th 10th, 2020

Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him.

For Swede's adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, American Pastoral gives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers.