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The Bonfire of the Vanitiesby Tom Wolfe
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Tom Wolfes modern American satire tells the story of Sherman McCoy, a Wall Street “Master of the Universe” who has it all a Park Avenue apartment, a job that brings wealth, power and prestige, a beautiful wife, an even more beautiful mistress.
Suddenly, one wrong turn makes it all go wrong, and Sherman spirals downward in a sudden fall from grace that sucks him into the ravenous heart of a New York City gone mad during the go-go, racially turbulent, socially hilarious 1980s.
Sherman McCoy is one of Wall Street's top bond salesmen who lives in a sumptuous fourteen-room duplex apartment on Park Avenue. And then one day a bizarre incident in the Bronx thrusts him into the center of every racial, economic, sexual, social, and political tension in New York City....
About the Author
Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.
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