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An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) By Norman Mailer

An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
by Norman Mailer

A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of The Naked and the Dead and The Fight.
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A key backlist title from the highly acclaimed author of The Naked and the Dead and The Fight. War hero, ex-Congressman, a professor of `popular but somewhat notorious reputation', television personality and husband of the rich and beautiful Deborah ('a girl who would have been bored by a diamond as big as the Ritz'), Stephen Rojack lived the American Dream. But his enviable life concealed a strange tension, the constant `itch to jump', and when one day he finally cracks and strangles his luscious wife, he unleashes a personality of undreamt-of ferocity. A wanted murderer, Rojack is suddenly catapulted into an alien world of gangsters, crumbling tenements and downtown bars. Here, he meets Cherry, a small-time singer who ekes out her living in sleazy nightclubs, waiting for a break. She's the woman Rojack falls for, dangerously, desperately, tragically... A powerful exploration of one man's quest for depravity, An American Dream shocked the USA on first publication in 1965 with its graphic depictions of sex and violence. One of the key works of twentieth-century American literature, the novel's white-hot prose makes it, for many, Mailer's finest achievement.

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Sku
GOR001280014
Title
An American Dream (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
0007204965
ISBN 13
9780007204960
Prizes
N/A
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