I will begin by admitting that I am a fan of Roth. I am also willing to admit that only those who appreciate the author will enjoy this book. It lacks the power of American Pastoral and Human Stain(where I would recommend you start) but then again, so do almost all books. It is also brief, which seemed to prevent me from getting too invested in the characters.
This story was typical Roth. I don't like Roth too much, but I keep giving his books a chance. This was more of the same. It was a weak story and I do not recommend it.