By Francine Prose
What's charismatic Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow to imagine whilst a rough-looking younger neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the long island place of work of Maslow's human rights origin and broadcasts that he desires to "save men like me from changing into men like me"? As Vincent steadily becomes this kind of one who may well really be capable of do that, he additionally transforms these round him: Meyer Maslow, who fears heroism has develop into a table task; the foundation's committed fund-raiser, Bonnie Kalen, an appealingly susceptible divorced unmarried mom; or even Bonnie's teenage son.
Francine Prose's A replaced guy is a darkly comedian and masterfully artistic novel that poses crucial questions about human nature, morality, and the skill for private reinvention.
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