Wednesday, September 17, 2008

From the New York Times' review of Philip Roth's new book 'Indignation', an excerpt:

His father, a kosher butcher in Newark, Marcus recalls, had become “crazy with worry that his cherished only child was as unprepared for the hazards of life as anyone else entering manhood, crazy with the frightening discovery that a little boy grows up, grows tall, overshadows his parents, and that you can’t keep him then, that you have to relinquish him to the world.”