Nemesis

Nemesis

Large Print - 2010
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Roth's "Nemesis" is the story of a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2010
Edition: Center Point large print ed
Description: 253 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781602858985
1602858985
Branch Call Number: LP Roth
Additional Contributors: Roth, Philip

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Jane60201 Apr 11, 2014

Not Roth's best in my opinion. A fast read but not that rewarding.

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robhoey
Jan 29, 2013

Roth is an excellent writer and this book demonstrates it clearly. Polio is the antagonist (the Nemesis) and one young man has to deal with how it is effecting his life and those around him. Unlike Portnoys Complaint, this novel has no humor whatsoever, but is what I consider a very good read.

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

The 1944 polio outbreak is the backdrop for a tragic fall.

Roth returns to Newark in this story of how a young man, rejected by the Army, copes with the 1944 polio epidemic that ravaged New Jersey during Roth’s own childhood.

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