Letting Go

Letting Go

Book - 1997
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Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. The anarchy caused by the Herzes' struggle with responsible adulthood and his own eager love affairs vicariously tests Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered 'world of feeling' that he finds in books.--from publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1997]
Edition: 1st Vintage international ed
ISBN: 9780679764175
Branch Call Number: ROTH P
Characteristics: 630 pages ; 21 cm


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May 09, 2013

Roth's first novel is his longest and one of his most unpleasant and bleak, populated by clinging, neurotic women and brooding, anxious men. Only read this if you are a serious Roth-ian.


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