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Exit Ghost - Philip Roth

Issue No. 2120

The ageing and ill Nathan Zuckerman, the acclaimed US writer Philip Roth’s alter-ego, returns to New York in November 2004, just before George Bush’s re-election.

After years in isolation on a New England mountain, he revisits his old haunts, makes new connections with people and meets old friends.

He offers to swap homes with a couple from Manhattan desperate to leave New York, so he can return to the city.

This, the ninth Zuckerman novel, is a searing critique of the modern US from one of its best writers.

Exit Ghost
Written by Philip Roth

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Tue 23 Sep 2008, 18:04 BST
Issue No. 2120
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