The Human Stain

Roth, Philip

| 2000

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD - The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Pastoral delivers "a master novelist's haunting parable about our troubled modern moment" (The Wall Street Journal). It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed...

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Siri Salminen

2014-08-18

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Slutscenen var minnesvrd och ganska mktig faktiskt. Men generellt tycker jag den var alldeles fr lng och pladdrig och kvinnoportrtten rtt kassa. Men slutet var starkt!

Pamela Fuentes

2010-03-26

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De frsta 3 sidor var s dr, sedan hamnar bara mitt i Colemans liv. Det var lnge sedan jag lste en s bra bok som kan jmfras med mina lskade klassiker, kunde inte lgga ner den utan fick lsa den nstan p en gng. En modern klassiker helt enkelt.