The Counterlife Summary
Philip Roth

Everything you need to understand or teach The Counterlife by Philip Roth.

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The Counterlife Summary

The novel The Counterlife tells multiple versions of the same story. Sometimes the stories seem to be slight modifications of others, and other times the stories are complete and drastic revisions.

Part 1 tells the story of Henry Zuckerman, who risks his life undergoing heart surgery so he can stop taking medication that has deprived him of his sexual potency. Not yet forty, the dentist Henry cannot face life without the ability...

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