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A Man in Full

Tom Wolfe

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia - a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system. And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek "the Canon" Fanon, a homegrown product of the city's slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the city's delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates - Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Croker's deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages - Tom Wolfe's most outstanding achievement to date. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia - a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system. And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek "the Canon" Fanon, a homegrown product of the city's slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the city's delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates - Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Croker's deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages - Tom Wolfe's most outstanding achievement to date. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia - a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system. And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek "the Canon" Fanon, a homegrown product of the city's slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the city's delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates - Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Croker's deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages - Tom Wolfe's most outstanding achievement to date. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Ogden Stiers

Length:

8h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:25

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:31


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:40


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:00


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:32


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:37


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:46


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:31


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:25


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:19


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

00:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:46


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:54


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:10


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:40


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:51


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:31


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:35


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:58


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:53


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:54


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:25


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:47


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:30


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:34


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:23


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

01:24


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:52


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:37


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:45


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:09


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

01:37


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:12


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:25


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:27


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:18


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

01:29


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:36