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The human stain

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2001, ©2000.
Series: American trilogy, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Roth
ISBN: 0099282194 9780099282198
OCLC Number: 59529782
Notes: Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2000.
Awards: Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 2001
Winner of WH Smith Annual Literary Award 2001
Short-listed for Irish Times Literary Prize,International Fiction 2001
Description: 361 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: American trilogy, 3.
Responsibility: Philip Roth.

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It is 1998, the year America is plunged into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town a distinguished classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to  Read more...

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