A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom WolfeCharlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king.
His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality.
Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt.
Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. `Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive' - Sunday Times