Call it amazing, part 7

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With “Call It Sleep” becoming a best-selling novel in 1964, Henry Roth was suddenly back on the American literary scene. He was inundated with fan mail and bombarded with requests for interviews and speaking engagements.

One of the offers he received was to be a resident scholar at a retreat in New Mexico. He and his wife liked the area so much that they relocated there. And, while extra money was coming in from royalties and speaking fees, they were far from rich; their new residence was a mobile home in an Albuquerque trailer park.

Meanwhile, Roth was also attracting lots of attention...

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