America America

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Bloomsbury, 2009 - Character - 480 pages
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It is 1971. Nixon is in the White House, the war in Vietnam shows no sign of ending, and Corey Sifter, the young son of working-class parents, is befriended by the powerful Metarey family, whose patriarch is a kingmaker in the world of New York politics. Before long Corey is an aide to the great Senator Henry Bonwiller as he runs for the Democratic Presidential nomination. But as the campaign gains momentum, a dreadful crime is committed and Corey is forced to reconcile his part in a complex tangle of morality, politics, gratitude, love and loyalty.

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User Review  - Hebephrene - LibraryThing

Canin uses an extraordinarily charming narrator. The first fifty pages are a sort of idyll about a boyhood in Northern New York State in which nothing is amiss. It's rare to see someone begin a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - JohnHastie - LibraryThing

A strong and ambitious novel that manages to seamlessly blend the epic and personal. I've always been a huge fan of Mr. Canin's work and think this is as strong as anything he's done despite the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ethan Canin is the author of the novels BlueRiver, For Kings and Planets, and Carry Me Across the Water, and of the story collections Emperor of the Airand The Palace Thief(of which one story was made into the film The Emperor's Club). A physician, he is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and lives in Iowa.

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