About this book
The paperback edition of Roth's latest novel, set in 1940s New Jersey during an epidemic of polio. Roth has recently been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his lifetime of work, and his acclaimed novels include "American Pastoral, Portnoy's Complaint" and "The Human Stain". '"Nemesis" is brief, astoundingly assured and devastating' Chris Wayell, "Time Out"
It's Summer, 1944. In the 'stifling heat of equatorial Newark', a terrifying epidemic is raging. Vigorous, decent, twenty-three year old playground director Bucky Cantor is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war.