A Changed Man, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


One spring afternoon, a young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of the World Brotherhood Watch, a human rights foundation headed by a charismatic Holocaust survivor, Meyer Maslow. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change in his life. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-looking stranger who claims to have read Maslow's books, whilst at the same time sporting Waffen SS tattoos under his shirtsleeves and who says that his mission is to save guys like him from becoming guys like him?

As he gradually turns into the sort of person who might actually be able to achieve his objective, Vincent also transforms those around him.




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I thought this was a beautifully written exploration of an unlikely relationship. The character, Bonnie, is the only person who is true to herself. The other characters, particularly the supposedly reformed neo-Nazi, Vincent, and the human rights activist, Meyer Maslow, are all hiding something and have unknown motives, which are not completely resolved at any point during the book. Is it possible that somebody of Vincent's character and history can reform? Unlikely, and yet Prose has us believing that this has indeed occurred.

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