Deception

Deception

3.34 (2,220 ratings by Goodreads)
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"With the lover everyday life recedes," Roth writes -- and exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, he presents in Deception the tightly enclosed world of adulterous intimacy with a directness that has no equal in American fiction.

At the center of Deception are two adulterers in their hiding place. He is a middle-aged American writer named Philip, living in London, and she is an articulate, intelligent, well-educated Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage to which, in her thirties, she is already nervously half-resigned. The action consists of conversation -- mainly the lovers talking to each other before and after making love. That dialogue -- sharp, rich, playful, inquiring, "moving," as Hermione Lee writes, "on a scale of pain from furious bafflement to stoic gaiety" -- is nearly all there is to this audiobook, and all there needs to be.

"A fiendishly clever piece of work . . . an amazing feat. . . . He's invented the purest speech, the most convincing cadences, of any American novelist." -- William Pritchard, Hudson Review
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 127 x 127 x 25mm | 454g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1501274058
  • 9781501274053
  • 1,996,287

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2,220 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 13% (290)
4 31% (696)
3 37% (814)
2 14% (319)
1 5% (101)
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