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Wise Men by Stuart Nadler

Wise Men by Stuart Nadler
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Author:  Stuart Nadler

ISBN:  9781447227779

Weight:  990g

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first edition, first printing

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Wise Men – Stuart Nadler

A sweeping American novel about race, love, family and money set in the last half of the twentieth century.

Hilton Wise is the son of one of the most powerful and wealthy lawyers in the United States.  When he falls for Savannah, a young black girl he meets on Cape Cod during the summer of 1952, he has no idea that his passion for her will lead to the exposure of his father’s deepest secrets.  The result will shatter his family, and hers.

Years later, unable to forget, Hilton abandons his comfortable life on the east coast and sets out to find Savannah.  But as he struggles to right the wrongs he set in motion he comes to realize that forgiveness doesn’t have a price.

Set in the last half of the twentieth century, years that changed America for ever, Wise Men is a sweeping story about love and regret, about the crushing weight of familial obligation, and about the difficulty of doing the right thing in an unjust world.

A tense, evocative, page-turning saga of the bruising encounters between two families across the ‘colour line’ over half a century.  Every conversation rings painfully, beautifully true.

Emma Donoghue, author of Room

Bibliographic Data
Title:Wise Men
Author:
Book Features
Edition features:This book comes from an exclusively commissioned order by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.  The print run was only 350 numbered copies.
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Numbered edition:Yes – 311 of 350 [numbered on a tipped-in page between the half title and title pages]
Book features:Black boards with gold-coloured text on spine, white endpapers.
Overall condition:Fine / Very fine – some puckering to the glued-edge of the tipped-in number page.
Signed:Yes – on the title page [not the number page]
Book Stats
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Imprint:Picador
Publication date:
Printed by:CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9781447227779
ISBN 10:1447227778
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:335
H x W x D:223 x 142 x 35mm
First published as
Title:Wise Men
Publisher:Little, Brown and Company - Reagan Arthur Books
Date:05 February 2013
Country:USA
Language:English
Design Credits
Author photo:Nina Subin
Jacket images:Maciej Laska [boy] | Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA / gift of Wallace B Putnam from the estate of Consuelo Kanaga / The Bridgeman Art Library [girl]

Collectors Notes

  • Stuart Nadler received an America National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award in 2012 for The Book of Life, his collection of seven short stories.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Stuart Nadler’s website.  This is a rich source of info on his life, books and future projects.

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