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Author(s): Philip Roth

Location(s): Newark

Era(s): 1940s



Weequahic, the Jewish suburb of Newark, New Jersey, and a character whose simple belief in human progress and humanist perfection is tested by the strains of a polio epidemic. Set against World War 2 the novel explores loss of faith and innocence.

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