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The New City

by Amidon, Stephen

  • ISBN: 9780385497626
  • ISBN10: 0385497628

The New City

by Amidon, Stephen

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish date: 01/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780385497626
  • ISBN10: 0385497628
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Description: The Vietnam War is winding down, the Senate Watergate hearings are heating up. And in this pristine and meticulously planned community, an innocent misunderstanding is about to set the two men who control its quiet streets on a fateful collision course.

Austin Swopes is the white lawyer who made the dream of this new city a reality through years of cunning lawyering and smooth real estate deals. Earl Wooten is the up-by-his-bootstraps black master builder who with his bulldozers and backhoes raised Newton from its foundations -- and in the process, he believes, escaped a lifetime of racism and privation. They are best friends, as are their two teenaged sons, Teddy and Joel, each the repository of their respective fathers' deepest hopes. The shining future beckons.

But cracks are appearing. A fight at the Teen Center over music escalates into a near race riot. Bad publicity ensues, which Austin knows is detrimental to business. Earl has problems as well: construction delays, exploding gaslights, and a son in love with a beautiful blond, Susan Truax. daughter of a Vietnam veteran who is finding peace a greater challenge than war. In a city born of a vision of racial harmony the seed, have been sown for a series of mixed signals, miscalculations, and entirely human tailings to culminate in an inexorable slide toward destruction.

Perfect in every period detail, "The New City" is an important novel that combines compassion for its flawed characters with a brilliant, gripping plot that gathers momentum on every page. It is an American tragedy on a grand scale, a cathartic occasion of pity and terror, a vision of the country at a pivotal point in its social history and in its best andworst aspects that announces Stephen Amidon's arrival as a major novelist.

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