Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Micky Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress - an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring exceeds even his own - Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction.
About the Author
In 1997, PHILIP ROTH won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ Prize for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003–2004”. Recently Roth received PEN’s two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.
"For me, the book of the year - maybe the decade - is Sabbath's Theater...funny...moving, imaginative, deep... A masterpiece" Times Literary Supplement "Sabbath explodes some mad genie out of his bottle...[Sabbath's Theater] has more firestorming prose than any other novel I have read this year" Observer "In time this will be seen as Roth's best novel so far" -- James Wood Guardian, Books of the Year "A work of near-heroic vitality and cunning" Sunday Telegraph "Absolutely filthy book with one of the most unpleasantly priapic and desperate anti-heroes in modern literature. A delight" -- Nigel Lindsay Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 3rd April 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1