The Human Stain

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This trilogy describes the last year of professor Coleman Silk’s life, whose own tragic exposure is played out against the background of the Clinton revelations.

ISBN: 9781784875565 Author: Tester, Roth Publisher: Vintage Classics Publication Date: 1st August 2019 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:23) Pages: 384 Language: English Edition: |Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The American psyche is channelled into the gripping story of one man. This is the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Philip Roth at his very best.

It is 1998, the year America is plunged into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president. In a small New England town a distinguished professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues allege that he is a racist. The charge is unfounded, the persecution needless, but the truth about Silk would astonish even his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret that he has kept for fifty years. This is the conclusion to Roth’s brilliant trilogy of post-war America – a story of seismic shifts in American history and a personal search for renewal and regeneration.

‘An extraordinary book – bursting with rage, humming with ideas, full of dazzling sleights of hand’ Sunday Telegraph

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