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The Victim (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Victim (Penguin Classics)
Author: Saul Bellow
ISBN 13: 9780143106104
ISBN 10: 143106104
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2010-11-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $17.00
 
 

"The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation."
-V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books

In this unique noir masterpiece by the incomparable Saul Bellow, a young man is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of New York City. Asa Leventhal, a temporary bachelor with his wife away on a visit to her mother, attempts to find relief from a Gotham heat wave, only to be accosted in the park by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his life. Unable to shake the stranger loose, Leventhal is led by his own self-doubts and suspicions into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.

V. S. Pritchett

The best novel to come out of America - or England - for a generation. -- The New York Review of Books