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The human stain

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Franklin Center, Penn. : Franklin Library, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView 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: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Roth
OCLC Number: 781640471
Notes: Limited, leather-bound edition of 1,300 signed copies, privately printed for the "Signed First Edition Society".
Description: 361 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Philip Roth ; [frontispiece by Dante DaVinci].

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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 Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public.

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