Adam the King

Adam the King

A Novel

Book - 2008
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The wedding of billionaire Adam Bloch and Maisie Maclaren is the event of the year in Clement's Cove, Maine-a town in which the mansion-like "cottages" of the summering elite sit side-by-side with the modest homes of working-class locals. Adam, a shy, tentative man with a terrible tragedy in his past, has, at fifty-four, reached the moment in his life when he feels he is finally ready to live-and yet he doesn't quite know what to do with himself. When Maisie asks for a lap pool so she can strengthen her body, debilitated by years of Hodgkin's disease, Adam approaches his neighbor with a generous offer to buy the plot of land on which her trailer sits to make room for the pool. She refuses, and a chain of events is set in motion that pits Adam against his neighbors, the new rich against those scraping by, outsider against old-timer, in an escalating struggle that can only end in catastrophe.


Taut, swift, and startling, Adam the King depicts the inexorability of fate against the backdrop of the money-mad '90s, the emptiness of raging ambition and the fallout of the drift toward conservative politics and values.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781590512845
1590512847
Branch Call Number: FIC Lewis 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 212 p

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StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book comment: Tragic... a good + moral man unable to achieve the simple the life he seeks... when faced with the greed + innuendos and "small town lifers" who mistrust money! Great characters... Good read!!!


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StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book comment: Tragic... a good + moral man unable to achieve the simple the life he seeks... when faced with the greed + innuendos and "small town lifers" who mistrust money! Great characters... Good read!!!

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