Call It Sleep by Henry Roth

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Call It Sleep is the story of an Austrian-Jewish immigrant family in New York in the early part of the twentieth century. Six-year-old David Schearl has a close and loving relationship with his mother Genya, but his father Albert is aloof, resentful and angry toward his wife and son. David's development takes place between fear of his father's potential violence and the degradation of life in the streets of the tenement slums.

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The 456th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 23rd on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - 62nd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  3. - 75th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  4. - 85th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  7. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)

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