CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: BN0400
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455832347
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"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. At the center of Deception are two adulterers in their hiding place. He is a middle-aged American writer named Philip, living in London, and she is an articulate, intelligent, well-educated Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage to which, in her thirties, she is already nervously half-resigned. The book's action consists of conversation - mainly the lovers talking to each other before and after making love. That dialogue - sharp, rich, playful, inquiring,"moving," as Hemione Lee writes "on a scale of pain from furious bafflement to stoic gaiety" - is nearly all there is to this book, and all there needs to be.

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