NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Sabbath’s Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero.
“Roth’s richest, most rewarding novel … funny and profound … as powerful as writing can be.” —The New York Times Book Review
Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress—an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring surpassed even his own—Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction.