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A Man in Full - Tom Wolfe
A Man in Full
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The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a 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... show more
The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a 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 city’s 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 city’s delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high.Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates — Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Croker’s deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages — Tom Wolfe’s most outstanding achievement to date.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553381337 (0553381334)
ASIN: 553381334
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Man in Full
lacking the absolutely amazing characterization of 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' Man in Full was that rare 700 page book that disappeared in a flash, informed by a slight misreading of stoicism, but on the whole, the story of a character vs. all-of-society that made Bonfire great, and this book merely ...
Krycek
Krycek rated it
I read this a long time ago only because my lieutenant kept bugging me to read it. It wasn't really my thing, but it was okay. I really don't remember much of it, but I remember that it was pretty good, but not as great at the LT kept saying it was.I just remembered that I read this! So, I had to ad...
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