Nemesis (Large Print / Hardcover, Large Print)
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November 2010 Indie Next List
“This is a fiercely passionate, devastating book on the themes of hubris and retributive justice set in an elegiac summer camp during an unchecked polio epidemic in the mid 1940s. Roth has done nothing less than create an authentic American counterpart to Greek tragedy. It's a disturbing, unnerving book that keeps you in an increasingly fearful nervous tension. This is Roth in top form.”
— Russ Barker, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
A terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, life-long disability, and even death. This is the startling theme of Roth's wrenching new book: a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and it