Philip Roth turns 31!!

This just in from Publisher’s Lunch:

Philip Roth’s 31st book, NEMESIS, about a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely-knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children, has just been announced, folks.

Do you ever think that when Mr. Roth is sitting at his desk writing that he ever says to himself: “Haven’t I written this book before?”

I am sure Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt is putting all their eggs in this basket. [Tongue planted firmly in-cheek] Of course I kid. This could be good. Can’t judge a book by its one sentence agent-blurb.

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