American Pastoral on Playaway Author:Philip Roth Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book on the go. An all-in-one format, the player and content are combined in one 2 ounce unit and it comes with everything you need to start listening immediately. No separate player needed, no CDs, no downloads just press play! — "Seymour ""Swede"" Levov -- a legendary high school athlete, a devoted fa... more »mily man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory -- comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amuck in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall -- of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder.
For Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful inside the beloved hundred-and-seventy-year-old stone farmhouse, in rural Old Rimrock, where he lives with his pretty wife -- the college sweetheart who was Miss New Jersey of 1949 -- and the lively, precocious daughter who is the apple of his eye, that is until she grows up to be a revolutionary terrorist bent on destroying her father's paradise.
In a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it, Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of a conflict and violence in his own backyard.
Ron Silver, a multi-talented film, television and theater actor, received critical acclaim as the leading man in Paul Mazursky's Enemies, A Love Story. His many television appearances include a recurring role on Chicago Hope, and he received a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway hit Speed-the-Plow."« less