The human stain
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New York : Vintage International, 2001.
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1st Vintage International ed.
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361 pages ; 21 cm.
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It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. And to understand also how Silk's astonishing private history is, in the words of The Wall Street Journal , "magnificently" interwoven with "the larger public history of modern America."
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9780375726347, 0375726349

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Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public.
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Roth, P. (2001). The human stain. 1st Vintage International ed. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roth, Philip. 2001. The Human Stain. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roth, Philip, The Human Stain. New York: Vintage International, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Roth, Philip. The Human Stain. 1st Vintage International ed. New York: Vintage International, 2001. Print.

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