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  • Published: 21 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781446442067
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 752

A Man In Full




A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe

A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe

Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His 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 downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist.

'Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive' - Sunday Times

  • Published: 21 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781446442067
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 752

About the author

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons and Back to Blood. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Praise for A Man In Full

A hugely enjoyable and impressive read, 800-odd pages of splendid plot, terrific characterization and astounding detail... Dickens would have approved

Harry Ritchie, The Times Books of the Year

Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive

Ruth Rendell, Sunday Times Books of the Year

Fiercely and instantly addictive...this book will be a good friend to you

Martin Amis, Guardian

Powerful... Beautiful... As funny as anything Wolfe has ever written; at the same time it is also deeply, strangely affecting

New York Times Book Review

A masterpiece...the difference between seeing the world in slices and seeing it in full

Andrew Ferguson, Wall Street Journal

You only have to read the first sentence to be totally gripped

Miriam Gross, Sunday Telegraph

Powerful...beautiful...as funny as anything Wolfe has ever written; at the same time it is also deeply, strangely affecting

Malcolm Jones Jr., Newsweek

Wolfe is a peerless observer, a fearless satirist, a genius in full

Kyle Smith, People

A brilliant book - vast, satirical, moving, often profound

Justin Cartwright, Independent on Sunday

What razor-sharp brilliance! What sublime satirical wit!... The lives of Wolfe's seemingly unconnected cast of characters, bouncing off the pages as vividly as any of Dickens', become gradually interwoven. Wolfe takes ironic swipes at greed, class, racism from both sides of the fence and financial and political corruption... A what a wonderful way Wolfe has with dialogue and with the barbaric euphemisms of street slang and rap. Sheer genius

Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

Novels of this size... always have flaws and the occasional lull, but Wolfe's fizzy prose and amusingly mean-spirited social observations make up for any other deficiencies. Highly entertaining

Irish Times

There are far too many delicious examples of Wolfe's razor sharp wit and stylish writing. So I'll simply say that if you enjoy a slice of American fiction, then this book will not disappoint. Otherwise, I'll eat my hat. A big, bold, brash, brilliant book, beautifully-written. Highly recommended

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