A True Story
By Philip Roth
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679752936, 238pp.)
Publication Date: June 3, 1996
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Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections—battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long, stubborn engagement with life.
As Father's Day approaches, writer Jim Axelrod turns to literature to probe the relationship between fathers and sons â?? and make sense of his own. His three selections portray fathers and sons at their best, and at their heartbreaking worst. More at NPR.org
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