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Drop-In Book Club: Nemesis

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 (map)
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Bucky Cantor, the protagonist of Roth’s final novel, 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.