simply one of the best books I've read
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
This really is an outstanding book. The basic plot – Swede Levov, high school sports star and inheritor of glove manufacturing empire, lives the American dream but then it all falls apart when his daughter decides to join the anti-Vietnam protests in the most dramatic way.
But really this doesn’t capture it – Roth covers the full sweep of the post-war American landscape here in the most extraordinarily powerful way.
Can’t really do it justice here – well worth the Pulitzer though!