By Tom Wolfe
Immense males. huge funds. gigantic video games. massive libidos. giant trouble.
A decade in the past, The Bonfire of the Vanities outlined an era—and demonstrated Tom Wolfe as our top fictional chronicler of the United States at its such a lot outrageous and alive. This time the surroundings is Atlanta, Georgia—a racially combined late-century boomtown filled with clean wealth, avid speculators, and worldly-wise politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, as soon as a faculty soccer celebrity, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real-estate entrepreneur grew to become conglomerate king, whose expansionist objectives and outsize ego have finally hit up opposed to fact. Charlie has a 28,000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a tender and important moment wife—and a half-empty place of work tower with a magnificent load of debt. while famous person working again Fareek Fanon—the delight of 1 of Atlanta's grimmest slums—is accused of raping an Atlanta blueblood's daughter, the city's tender racial stability is shattered in a single day. Networks of unlawful Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, way of life at the back of bars, shady real-estate syndicates, cast-off first better halves of the company elite, the racially charged politics of school sports—Wolfe exhibits us the disparate worlds of latest the US with the entire verve, wit, and perception that experience made him our so much extraordinary, so much renowned modern novelist.
A guy in complete is a 1998 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Fiction.
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A Man in Full: A Novel by Tom Wolfe