Nathan Zuckerman returns to New York in the long-awaited final installment of Philip Roth's renowned Zuckerman series.
Alone for eleven years on his New England mountain, Zuckerman has been nothing but a writer: no media, no terrorist threats, no women, no tasks other than his work and the enduring of old age. Walking the streets of New York after so many years away, he quickly makes three connections that explode his carefully protected solitude. Suddenly involved, as he never wanted or intended to be again, with love, mourning, desire, and animosity, Zuckerman plays out an interior drama of vivid and poignant possibilities.
Revisiting the characters from Roth's much-heralded The Ghost Writer, Exit Ghost is an astounding leap into yet another phase in this great writer's oeuvre.
About the Author
Philip Roth is one of the most decorated writers in American history, having won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, the PEN/Faulkner Award three times, the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, and many more. He also won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union and in the same year received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years "for the entire work of the recipient."
“[Roth's] prose is as assured and inviting as ever. . . . Exit Ghost delivers pages of great, sad power.”
—The Washington Post Book World
“This book is latter-day Roth at his intricately thoughtful best.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Even in the face of death these characters are vivid and alive. . . . Roth is without a doubt one of the greatest living American writers, if not the greatest.”
—The San Francisco Chronicle
“Intricate, artful, and pressing.”
—The New Yorker