When She Was Good by Philip Roth

when she was good Philip Roth

Another early novel of Roth’s. He is clearly honing his skill: how to construct a novel length narrative, how to control alternate perspectives, how to manage the reader’s empathy, how to generate suspense with such subtle story lines and sophisticated character flaws, how to balance these fairly maddening character flaws with the reader’s patience, and how to put together a coherent whole out of such scrag-ends of humanity. Nearly there.

 

Mr A

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