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When She Was Good

When She Was Good

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Written by Philip RothAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Philip Roth

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 31, 1995
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-75925-6 (0-679-75925-5)
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In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, Lucy Nelson, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. Since seeing her alcoholic father thrown in jail when she was a child, Lucy has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself.