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When She Was Good
by Philip Roth


Overview - In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, Lucy Nelson, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, Lucy Nelson, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. Since seeing her alcoholic father thrown in jail when she was a child, Lucy has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679759256
  • ISBN-10: 0679759255
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: February 1995
  • Page Count: 320

Series: Vintage International

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