My Life As A Man

Roth, Philip

£9.99

At the heart of this novel lies the marriage of Peter and Maureen Tarnopol, a gifted young writer and the woman who wants to be his muse but who instead is his nemesis. Their union is so perversely durable that, long after Maureen’s death – Peter is still trying to write his way free of it.

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A fiction-within-a-fiction, My Life as a Man centres on the fraught marriage of Peter, a gifted young writer and Maureen Tarnopol, the woman who wants to be his muse but who instead becomes his nemesis. Their union is based on fraud and powered by moral blackmail. And yet, the the couple’s relationship is so perversely durable that, long after Maureen’s death, Peter is still trying – and failing – to write his way free of it. Out of desperate inventions and scorching truths, acts of weakness and shocking cruelty, Philip Roth creates a fierce tragedy about a fatal impasse between a man and a woman.

Additional information

Weight 234 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 21 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

330

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K