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The Resource A man in full : a novel, Tom Wolfe

A man in full : a novel, Tom Wolfe

Label
A man in full : a novel
Title
A man in full
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Wolfe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Charles Croker, a middle-aged, egotistical former college football star turned tycoon, finds his life turned upside down and the delicate racial balance of Atlanta threatened when star running back Fareek Fanon, a product of the city's slums, is accused of raping an Atlanta aristocrat's daughter
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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063253
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Tom
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conglomerate corporations
  • Acquaintance rape
  • African American lawyers
  • Politics, Practical
  • Political corruption
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A man in full : a novel, Tom Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
1998 National Book Award Finalist for fiction
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
742 pages
Isbn
9780374270322
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98029842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 98029842
  • 120024
Label
A man in full : a novel, Tom Wolfe
Publication
Copyright
Note
1998 National Book Award Finalist for fiction
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
742 pages
Isbn
9780374270322
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98029842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 98029842
  • 120024

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