A Man in Full

Author
Tom Wolfe 
Summary
Big men. Big money. Big games. Big libidos. Big trouble.<br /><br />A decade ago, <i>The Bonfire of the Vanities</i> 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.<br /><br /><i>A Man in Full </i>is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
Genre
Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price
$7.99
Average User Rating
4.5
User Rating Count
70
Release Date
2010-04-01


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