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Golden Country Jennifer Gilmore

Golden Country

Jennifer Gilmore

Published
ISBN : 9780786293032
Hardcover
591 pages
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Golden Country, Jennifer Gilmores masterful and irreverent reinvention of the Jewish American novel, captures the exuberance of the American dream while exposing its underbelly -- disillusionment, greed, and the disaffection bred by success. AsMoreGolden Country, Jennifer Gilmores masterful and irreverent reinvention of the Jewish American novel, captures the exuberance of the American dream while exposing its underbelly -- disillusionment, greed, and the disaffection bred by success. As Gilmores charmingly flawed characters witness and shape history, they come to embody Americas greatness, as well as its greatest imperfections.Spanning the first half of the twentieth century, Golden Country vividly brings to life the intertwining stories of three immigrants seeking their fortunes -- the handsome and ambitious Seymour, a salesman-turned-gangster-turned-Broadway-producer- the gentle and pragmatic Joseph, a door-to-door salesman who is driven to invent a cleanser effective enough to wipe away the shame of his brothers mob connections- and the irresistible Frances Gold, who grows up in Brooklyn, stars in Seymours first show, and marries the man who invents television. Their three families, though inex-tricably connected for years, are brought together for the first time by the engagement of Seymours son and Josephs daughter. David and Miriams marriage must endure the inheritance of not only their parents wealth but also the burdens of their past.Epic and comic, poignant and wise, Golden Country introduces readers to an extraordinary new voice in fiction.