Mac's Backs Book Club discusses The Plot Against America
Mac's Backs Book Club discusses Philip Roth's prescient novel, The Plot Against America.
In this alternate history, Pulitzer Prize winner Roth considers what it would be like for his Newark family during the menacing years of a Charles Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews would have every reason to expect the worst.
"A terrific political novel. . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Roth's most powerfrul book to date. Confounding and illuminating, enraging and discomfiting, imaginative and utterly-terrifyingly-believable." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Once again, Philip Roth has published a novel that you must read- now . . . . A stunning work." -The Christian Science Monitor
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. He twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004." Roth received PEN's two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize. He died in 2018.
We will meet at Hunan on Coventry, just down the street from the bookstore.
The book is available at Mac's Backs at the 20% book club discount. Stop in or order online at www.macsbacks.com.