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
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About Philip Roth

Philip Roth (1933-2018) won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral in 1997. 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, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner and Saul Bellow, among others. He twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He 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'. ...

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