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A Man in Full

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Publisher Comments:

Big men. Big money. Big games. Big libidos. Big trouble.

A decade ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined 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 Atlanta's grimmest slums--is accused of raping an Atlanta blueblood's daughter, the city's 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.

 
A Man in Full is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

About the Author

Tom Wolfe is the author of eleven books (all published by FSG), including the bestsellers The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Right Stuff. His first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, has sold nearly four million copies in hardcover and paperback. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374270322
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Wolfe, Tom
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Acquaintance rape
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Politics, practical
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Conglomerate corporations
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Atlanta
Subject:
Atlanta (Ga.) Fiction.
Subject:
Political corruption -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Fiction.
Subject:
African American lawyers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19981112
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
742
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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