Call it Sleep Paperback
by Henry Roth
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
David Schearl arrives in New York in his mother's arms to begin his new life as an immigrant in the 'Golden Land'.
David is hated by his father - an angry, violent man unable to find his niche in the New World - but is fiercely loved and protected by his Yiddish-speaking mother.
An innovative, multi-lingual novel, Call It Sleep subtly interweaves the overwhelming love between a mother and son with the terrors and anxieties David experiences, as he seeks to find his own identity amidst the cultural disarray of early twentieth-century America.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/10/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141188652
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Review by Citizenjoyce
Such a fascinating study of Jewish immigrants to the US in the early 1900's. What a shame it was marred with an obsession with sex. There's a reason I stopped watching Woody Allen movies after he screwed his step daughter. There's more to life than sex and compliant women placating their violent men.