A Changed Man: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
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What is charismatic Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow to think when a rough-looking young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of Maslow's human rights foundation and declares that he wants to "save guys like me from becoming guys like me"? As Vincent gradually turns into the sort of person who might actually be able to do this, he also transforms those around him: Meyer Maslow, who fears heroism has become a desk job; the foundation's dedicated fund-raiser, Bonnie Kalen, an appealingly vulnerable divorced single mother; and even Bonnie's teenage son.

Francine Prose's A Changed Man is a darkly comic and masterfully inventive novel that poses essential questions about human nature, morality, and the capacity for personal reinvention.

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A CHANGED MAN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A neo-Nazi abandons his Aryan supremacist buddies and joins a humanitarian relief organization.When 30ish underachiever Vincent Nolan, perversely resplendent in shaved head and swastika tattoos ... Read full review

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User Review  - madknitta - LibraryThing

What is Vincent Nolan hiding? From the moment that Nolan---a former member of the Aryan Resistance Movement---walks into the Brotherhood Watch office to denounce his racist ways and offer his services ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. She lives in New York City.

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