Indignation Author:Philip Roth It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. Marcus Messner, a law-abiding youngster, is beginning his sophomore year at a pastoral, conservative college in Ohio. And why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone m... more »ad--mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. The father's fear arises from love, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure any longer, and he leaves home to find his own way.
Indignation is the story of the young man's education in life's terrifying chances and bizarre obstructions. It is a story of inexperience, foolishness, intellectual resistance, sexual discovery, and error. Told with all the inventive energy and wit Roth has at his command, it is a powerful addition to his investigations of the impact of history on the vulnerable individual.« less