Few modern American novels have ignited more controversy and contention than this story of Stephen Richards Rojack, war hero and congressman turned professor and television personality. From the moment Rojack murders his maddening wife and begins his desperate flight through the underground of the city and the soul, the reader is caught up in a tale of savage sexual and psychological candor, dazzling social observation, and intense moral relevance. Onto this environment Mailer impresses is singular imagination, creating a classic world of action and horror that takes on the dimensions of an American myth.
Norman gives an overview of the book:
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist from Brooklyn, New York. A journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director, Mailer had an extraordinary career as an innovator of creative nonfiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in...