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A Man in Full
A Man in Full Tom Wolfe 0553580930 9780553580938 A decade ago,The Bonfire of the Vanitiesdefined an eraand established Tom Wolfe as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. Now the master is back with a pitch-perfec
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A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

A decade ago,The Bonfire of the Vanitiesdefined an eraand established Tom Wolfe as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. Now the master is back with a pitch-perfect coast-to-coast portrait of our wild and wooly, no-holds-barred, multifarious country on the cusp of the millennium. The setting is Atlanta, Georgiaa racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system. And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek the Canon Fanon, a homegrown product of the citys slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the citys delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicatesWolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Crokers deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in agesTom Wolfes most outstanding achievement to date.

Author: Tom Wolfe

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 800

Publisher: Bantam

Publication Date: 1999-10-05

Our Price: $3.89

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ISBN: 0553580930
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Tom Wolfe  Mass Market Paperback