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    • Call It Sleep

    • A Novel
    • By: Henry Roth
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Lauded as the most profound novel of Jewish life ever written by an American, Call It Sleep seamlessly weaves together the searing pains and subtle joys of immigrant life in New York’s Lower East Side. It is the story of David Schearl, a dangerously imaginative little boy who arrives from Eastern Europe in 1907. Shock by shock, he is exposed to the blows - and occasional pleasures - of life in the crowded tenements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Judy Tuwaletstiwa on 06-23-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Mercy of a Rude Stream

    • The Complete Novels
    • By: Henry Roth
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 60 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Set in both the fractured world of Jewish Harlem and the bohemian maelstrom of the Village, Mercy of a Rude Stream echoes Nabokov in its portrayal of sexual deviance, and offers a harrowing and relentless family drama amid a grand panorama of New York City in the 1910s and Roaring 20s.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Get over yourself!

    • By SuzB on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • An American Type

    • By: Henry Roth
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Discovered posthumously, this final novel by the author of the greatest American immigrant novel, Call It Sleep, reintroduces us to its protagonist, Roth’s alter ego, Ira, who abandons his controlling lover, Edith, in favor of a blond, aristocratic pianist at the artist colony Yaddo.

    Regular price: $19.56