Sex Life

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Vintage Books, Apr 3, 2008 - Humorous stories - 451 pages
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Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress, Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction.

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User Review  - IanMPindar - LibraryThing

A friend asked me what I would like for a recent birthday. I retorted, ‘Just go into a charity shop and pick a book you think I will like.’ A vague request to which a look of consternation followed ... Read full review

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User Review  - dulcinea14 - LibraryThing

Ugh, this was really hard to get through. I would have given it one star, except for the fact that Philip Roth is an amazing writer. The protagonist is vile. I like a anti-hero or villain as much as ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House, and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians‚e(tm) Prize for ‚e~the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003‚e"2004‚e(tm).

Recently Roth received PEN‚e(tm)s two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award ‚e~for a body of work . . . of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship‚e(tm) and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, given to a writer whose ‚e~scale of achievement over a sustained career . . . places him or her in the highest rank of American literature‚e(tm). In 2011 Roth won the International Man Booker Prize.

Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.

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