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America America

A Novel
Canin, Ethan (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
America America
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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 of the United States. 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.
Authors: Canin, Ethan
Title: America America
a novel
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2008
Characteristics: 458 p. ;,25 cm
Summary: 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 of the United States. 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.
Alternate Title: America America
ISBN: 0679456805
9780679456803
Statement of Responsibility: Ethan Canin
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government Fiction New York (State) Politics and government Fiction Character Fiction Upper class women Fiction Rich people Fiction Working class men Fiction
Topical Term: Character
Upper class women
Rich people
Working class men
LCCN: 2008002341
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Corey Sifter is befriended by the wealthy Metarey family, a politically powerful dynasty in New York, and becomes an aide to New York senator Henry Bonwiller as he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination during the Nixon era.


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Jun 19, 2014
  • falconroom rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Recommended by People magazine.

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