Philip Roth: Nemesis

(Fiction, 304 pp. 2010)
Bucky Cantor is a vigorous young playground director when a polio outbreak mysteriously begins to ravage 1944 Newark. Faced with an opportunity to leave the city for work in a Catskills summer camp, Bucky is torn between personal safety and professional duty in this modern American morality tale.  

  • Discussion questions
  • Review by Gerald Sorin, The Jewish Reader, October 2010
  • ReviewKirkus
  • Review by Edward Docx, Observer, October 2, 2010
  • Review by Leah Hagar Cohen, New York Times, October 8, 2010
  • Review by Nicholas Lezard, Guardian, Sept. 27, 2011
  • Additional reviews
  • Essay by Igor Webb, "Four Questions About 'Nemesis' Answered" Forward May 25, 2011
  • Video: Philip Roth reading from Nemesis (10 min.)
  • Video: Lucia Guimaraes interviews Philip Roth (3 min.)