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Operation Shylock A Confession

by Philip Roth

Operation Shylock A Confession Synopsis

'Subtle, funny and furious' Observer What if a lookalike stranger stole your name, hijacked your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you? Startlingly, Philip Roth meets a man in Jerusalem called Philip Roth who has been touring Israel - riding high on the author's reputation - preaching a bizarre reverse-exodus of the Jews, encouraging them to return to their ancestral homes in Europe. Roth decides to stop him, even if that means impersonating the impersonator. Operation Shylock is at once spy story, political thriller, meditation on identity and unfathomable journey through a volatile, frightening middle-east.

Operation Shylock A Confession Press Reviews

Subtle, funny and furious * Observer * An astoundingly accomplished piece of work * Guardian * Nothing short of stunning * London Review of Books * A very buoyant book, part truth, part fiction, combining sophistication with an equally beguiling vulgarity...it does leave one relishing it and wanting to read more * Spectator *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099307914
Publication date: 16th June 1994
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About Philip Roth

Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey on 19 March 1933. The second child of second-generation Americans, Bess and Herman Roth, Roth grew up in the largely Jewish community of Weequahic, a neighbourhood he was to return to time and again in his writing. After graduating from Weequahic High School in 1950, he attended Bucknell University, Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, where he received a scholarship to complete his M.A. in English Literature. In 1959, Roth published Goodbye, Columbus - a collection of stories, and a novella - for which he received the National Book Award. Ten years later, the publication ...

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