The Dying Animal

Author(s): Philip Roth
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.17 hours)
Product Number: Z3551
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456102500
Narrator/s: Tom Stechschulte
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Philip Roth, one of the best-known and awardwinning literary masters of our time, engages his readership with insightful and challenging novels of the human condition. With The Dying Animal, he revisits the character David Kepesh. At age 60, Kapesh is drawn out of his carefully ordered existence and into an obsessive affair with one of his students.


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The Dying Animal
Product Number: BX00006989
Product Number:Z3551
Product Number:C4461

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Philip Roth
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C4461
Released: Mar 10, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428170261
Author(s): Philip Roth
Product Number EB00030452
Released: May 18, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547344010

Professional reviews

"Fans of Philip Roth are familiar with the alter egos he has created in his fiction, and are equal parts riveted and disturbed by the misogyny and intellectual equivocation those characters display. Where does Roth end and a character begin? In this short novel the character David Kepesh makes his third appearance. As he reflects on being 70, a past relationship with a 24-year-old woman, and mortality, we learn about his preoccupation with death throughout their relationship and how he is affected when she reappears years later with a life-threatening illness. Roth's pondering on matters of sexuality and mortality aren't for everyone--and as an examination of lust, the story is unsparing. Tom Stechschulte's narration is spot-on; his voice drips with pleasure, and he catches Kepesh's musings perfectly. M.W.F.T. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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