"Roth's protagonist is
Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up
in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit
his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic
hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful
American luck deserts him."
When I finished it, I kind of just sat back and said to myself, 'What was that?'.