Patrimony A True Story Author:Philip Roth Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections—battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his f... more »ather through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long, stubborn engagement with life.« less
A very well written and touching book. I was not a particularly big Phillip Roth fan but this and the last book (American Pastoral) seemed to justify his reputation. This is a little dark, covering his father's demise as it does, but poignant and honest.