A Man in Full: A Novel

A Man in Full: A Novel by Tom Wolfe 0374270325 9780374270322
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Big men. Big money. Big games. Big libidos. Big trouble. A decade ago,The Bonfire of the Vanitiesdefined an era--and established Tom Wolfe as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. This time the setting is Atlanta, Georgia--a racially mixed late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth, avid speculators, and worldly-wise politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real-estate entrepreneur turned conglomerate king, whose expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife--and a half-empty office tower with a staggering load of debt. When star running back Fareek Fanon--the pride of one of Atlantas grimmest slums--is accused of raping an Atlanta bluebloods daughter, the citys delicate racial balance is shattered overnight. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real-estate syndicates, cast-off first wives of the corporate elite, the racially charged politics of college sports--Wolfe shows us the disparate worlds of contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most phenomenal, most admired contemporary novelist.

Author: Tom Wolfe

Language: English

Edition: Later Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 742

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1998-11-12


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