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The Bonfire of the Vanities (MP3 CD)

The Bonfire of the Vanities By Tom Wolfe, Joe Barrett (Read by) Cover Image
By Tom Wolfe, Joe Barrett (Read by)
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This bitingly hilarious American satire will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. Tom Wolfe's bestselling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress, until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward in a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City. Suddenly, Sherman finds himself embroiled in the most brutal, high-profile case of the year, as prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers rush in to further their own political and social agendas. With so many egos at stake, the last priority on anyone's mind is truth or justice.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433288449
ISBN-10: 1433288443
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: May 29th, 2009
Language: English