Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman Kiev Judaica Collection
PS 3568 .O855 W5 1967 Available
Gelman stacks
PS 3568 .O855 W5 Available Request
American
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
PS3568.O855 W5 Off-site
Request
Catholic
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
PS3568.O855 W5 Off-site
Request
Gallaudet
UNIV General stacks
813.54 R6w, 1967 Available Request
Georgetown
Lauinger stacks
PS3568.O855 W5 Available Request
Marymount
Marymount Main stacks
PS3568.O855 W567 1970 Available Request
Other Authors I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection (George Washington University. Gelman Library)
Subjects Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.
Middle West -- Fiction.
Description 306 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW
Also issued online.
Summary In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process. With his unerring portraits of Lucy and her hapless, childlike husband, Roy, Roth has created an uncompromising work of fictional realism, a vision of provincial American piety, yearning, and discontent that is at once pitiless and compassionate.
Genre Domestic fiction.
Geographic Area Middle West
Network Numbers (OCoLC)182686
(OCoLC)ocm00182686
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Roth, Philip.
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