America America

America America

A Novel

Book - 2008
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In the early 1970s, Corey Sifter, the son of working-class parents, becomes a yard boy on the grand estate of the powerful Metarey family. Soon, through the family's generosity, he is a student at a private boarding school and an aide to the great New York senator Henry Bonwiller, who is running for president. Before long, Corey finds himself involved with one of the Metarey daughters as well, and he begins to leave behind the world of his upbringing. As the Bonwiller campaign gains momentum, Corey finds himself caught up in a complex web of events in which loyalty, politics, sex, and gratitude conflict with morality, love, and the truth. Ethan Canin's stunning novel is about America as it was and is, a remarkable exploration of how vanity, greatness, and tragedy combine to change history and fate.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008.
ISBN: 9780812979893
0812979893
9780679456803
Characteristics: 458 p. ;,24 cm.

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falconroom
Jun 19, 2014

Canin gets awfully wordy in this one, but he is still one of our greatest writers

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Cabby
Oct 05, 2008

Recommended by People magazine.

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