Man in Full

ISBN-10: 0553381334
ISBN-13: 9780553381337
Edition: 2005
Authors: Tom Wolfe, Tom Wolfe
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

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.

Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full. 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.

Prologue: Cap'm Charlie
Chocolate Meca
The Saddlebags
Turpmtine
Beige Half Brothers
The Suicidal Freezer Unit
In the Lair of the Lust
Hello Out There, 7-Eleven Land
The Lay of the Land
The Superfluous Woman
The Red Dog
This Is--Not Right!
The Breeding Barn
The Arrest
God's Cosmic Joke
The Rubber Room
Gotcha Back
Epictetus Comes to Da House
The Aha! Phenomenon
The Trial
Mai's Army
The Real Buckhead
Chambodia
The Deal
Gridiron Heroes
Starring Darwell Scruggs
Holding Hands
The Screen
The Spark of Zeus
Epictetus in Buckhead
The Bull and the Lion
Roger Black
The Manager
Epilogue: A Man of the World

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