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Wise Men

Wise Men

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By (author) Stuart Nadler

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 335 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 234mm x 36mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316126489
  • ISBN 13: 9780316126489
  • Sales rank: 1,528,537

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Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod. It's in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur's teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers. Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity? A beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret, Wise Men confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today

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Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic. He is the author of the story collection The Book of Life.

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"Nadler's sprawling saga is many things...But at its heart it's the story of the complex, love/hate relationship between a father and son that grips the reader and won't let go until the final explosive page...it never fails in its searing portrayal of messy, complicated family angst." ""The Cleveland Plain Dealer"""