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A novella can be read in only a few hours, yet the best ones pack almost the same punch as much longer works of fiction.
Roth tells a story about the summer of 1944 when a virulent polio epidemic struck his city. The hero is devastatingly thwarted when the boys he's coaching baseball begin dropping.