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. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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even by the time I finished this book I still wasn't convinced that it was interesting enough and original enough to be worth the time I was spending to read it; hard-working upstate NY boy intersects with family of senator with feet of clay Read full review