The startling bestseller by Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth.
When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide inthe1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the 33rd president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler. What then followed in America is thehistorical setting for this startling new novel by Pulitzer-prize winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews had every reason to expect the worst.
“'The word genius doesn't seem excessive...utterly plausible. The Plot Against America creates its reality magisterially, in long, fluid sentences that carry you beyond scepticism' Guardian ”
“'A sensation' Sunday Times ”
“'Untouchable...he is bequeathing us a body of work that adds up to themost accomplished dissection of American political, social and personalmores' Observer ”
“'Magnificent. Roth is writing the best books of his life. He capturesbetter than anyone the collision of public and private, the intrusionof history into the skin, the pores of every individual alive' Guardian ”
“'Subtle, persuasive and unsettling. A masterly summation of earlierpreoccupations. Autobiographical immediacy gives his fictitious reignof terror gritty actuality. Roth pays warm tribute to maternalfortitude as well as paternal strength in the face of threat. Abrilliantly troubling and heartening novel' Sunday Times ”
“'The novel is full of his usual furious cackling; tragedy tipping intocomedy and comedy into tragedy within the space of a few sentences. Theprose is beautiful' Mail on Sunday ”
“'A polemical classic' Esquire ”
“'Dazzling. The most exciting novelist writing today' Independent on Sunday ”
“'Brilliant' Metro ”
“'One of the best writers of dialogue in the history of inverted commas' Times”
“'a reverberating celebration of family, community and humanity'”