ISBN 9780143106104 | 272 pages | 30 Nov 2010 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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"The best novel to come out of America-or England-for a generation."
-V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books
In this unique noir masterpiece by the incomparable Saul Bellow, a young man is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of New York City. Asa Leventhal, a temporary bachelor with his wife away on a visit to her mother, attempts to find relief from a Gotham heat wave, only to be accosted in the park by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his life. Unable to shake the stranger loose, Leventhal is led by his own self-doubts and suspicions into a nightmare of paranoia and fear.
Introduction by Norman Rush