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I Married a Communist
by Philip Roth


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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Pastoral , I Married a Communist is the story of the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, a big American roughneck who begins life as a teenage ditch-digger in 1930s Newark, becomes a big-time 1940s radio star, and is destroyed, as both a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witchhunt of the 1950s.
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Overview
A New York Times Notable Book

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Pastoral, I Married a Communist is the story of the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, a big American roughneck who begins life as a teenage ditch-digger in 1930s Newark, becomes a big-time 1940s radio star, and is destroyed, as both a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witchhunt of the 1950s.

In his heyday Ira marries Hollywood's beloved silent-film star, Eve Frame. Their glamorous honeymoon in her Manhattan townhouse is shortlived, however, and it is the publication of Eve's scandalous bestselling exposé that openly identifies him as a Communist spy and saboteur.

In this story of cruelty, betrayal, and revenge spilling over into the public arena from their origins in Ira's turbulent personal life, Philip Roth has written a brilliant fictional protrayal of that treacherous post-war epoch when the anti-Communist fever not only infected national politics but traumatized the intimate, innermost lives of friends and families, husbands and wives, parents and children.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375707216
  • ISBN-10: 0375707212
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: November 1999
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 5.32 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.63 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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