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Bitter is the Wind (Hardcover) (Jim McDermott)

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"Do Americans live in a land of freedom and equality where those with big ideas, intelligence, and plenty of heart can make a life for themselves? Or is ours a society where well-being, dignity, and independence are reserved for the elite? Bitter Is The Wind is a coming of age novel that traces the lives of George Johnson, Jr. and his father from the rural blue collar landscape of upstate New York in the 1970s to the halls of Wharton Business School and the heights of Wall Street. As the story unfolds and the bond between a son and his father is tested, George puts in time as an assembly line worker, entertains dreams of glory as a baseball star, and learns what it means to be tempted, trapped, jailed, and kicked around by what seems like an uncaring God. First time novelist Jim McDermott gives body to the American working class and its aching desire for financial security, recognition, and respect. His characters confront a modern world with limited possibilities, ambiguous mores, and authorities who seem devoted to keeping the brightest and most talented members of the underclass on the other side of town, where they came from. Bitter Is The Wind is a take-down of the American dream" --
Number of Pages: 179.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cune
Author: Jim McDermott
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2016
TCIN: 51054048
UPC: 9781614571391
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-0854

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