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Adam the King
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The wedding of billionaire Adam Bloch and Maisie Maclaren is the event of the year in Clements Cove, Maine, a coastal village where the increasingly expansive cottages of the summering elite sit side-by-side with the modest homes of working-class locals. Adam, a shy, tentative man with a terrible tragedy in his past, has, at fifty-four, reached the moment in his life when he feels he is finally ready to live-and yet he doesnt quite know what to do with himself. When Maisie asks for a lap pool so she can strengthen her body, debilitated by years of Hodgkins disease, Adam approaches his neighbor with a generous offer to buy the plot of land on which her trailer sits to make room for the pool. She refuses, and a chain of events is set in motion that pits Adam against his neighbors, the new rich against those scraping by, outsider against old-timer, in an escalating struggle that can only end in catastrophe. Taut, startling, and dramatic, Adam the King depicts the inexorability of fate against the backdrop of the money-mad 90s, the emptiness of raging ambition, and the fallout of the drift toward conservative politics and values.      

Author: Jeffrey Lewis

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Other Press

Publication Date: 2008-05-20

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Jeffrey Lewis (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover