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Operation Shylock

"What if a look-alike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you?" "In his extraordinary new book, his most ingenious and original work since Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth confronts his double, an impostor whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe, a Moses in reverse and a monstrous nemesis to the "real" Philip Roth." "Suspenseful, hilarious, hugely impassioned, pulsing with intelligence and narrative energy, Operation Shylock is at once a spy story, a political thriller, a meditation on identity, and a confession." "This master novelist has never been more demonically brilliant than in the re-creation of his frightening and mysterious journey through the volatile Middle East. Operation Shylock is Philip Roth's twentieth published book - and perhaps his very best."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

1994  PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction