Soon to be an HBO Miniseries from executive producer David Simon
“A masterwork of counterfactual history.”—The New Yorker
Philip Roth's bestselling alternate history—the chilling story of what happens to one family when America elects a charismatic, isolationist president—is soon to be an HBO limited series.
In an extraordinary feat of narrative invention, Philip Roth imagines an alternate history where Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election to heroic aviator and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Shortly thereafter, Lindbergh negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.
For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America–and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.
"A terrific political novel . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened.” — The New York Times Book Review
Sumptuous...An almost unbelievably rich book, and another likely major prizewinner.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Stunning...Roth's writing has never been so direct and accessible while retaining its stylistic precision and insights into human foibles.
Publishers Weekly, Starred
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