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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Roth Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed author Philip Roth's Patrimony won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was chosen by Time as best nonfiction book of the year. This deeply affecting memoir focuses on the time in the author's life when he learned of his father's terminal brain cancer. A remarkable portrait of a father and son, this work confronts death and fear, and, ultimately, extracts the truth of what it means to love and be loved. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by El211 | 2/17/2014

    " So creepy! There's actually a scene where he describes his father's penis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Richard | 1/23/2014

    " Roth's true story of his father, written with a wonderful honesty. The struggle of both Roth and his father with his dad's ageing is touching, and there's humor too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brenda Wright | 1/20/2014

    " A story all should read who have aging parents. and it doesn't hurt that Roth is a writer is an extraordinary writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelly | 1/17/2014

    " This is the first Philip Roth book I've read, and I picked it up at the library because I recognized his name. The book is about Roth taking care of his dying father. Usually books about old people dying destroy me, but Roth perfectly balances the tone of his writing between honesty and caring. He uses simple, straightforward language - "You clean up your father's shit because it has to be cleaned up, but in the aftermath of cleaning it up, everything that's there to feel is felt as it never was before." That kind of stuff, but you also feel how much he cares about his father. There's only one section of about five pages that seemed superfluous to the story. And there's a great, simple paragraph on the fourth to last page of the book that sums of the rest of it perfectly. Thanks Mr. Roth for a book about dying that made me feel without making me sob uncontrollably. "

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