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The Last of the Savages

Jay McInerney

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ISBN 10: 0679428453 / ISBN 13: 9780679428459
Published by Knopf, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf [1996]. First Edition. First Printing. Hardbound. Fine/fine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on tNear itle page. He has signed his name only, without any other writing. A tight clean copy, with slighyt bump to tips of botton corners. Bookseller Inventory # ferry135

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Title: The Last of the Savages

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Following the success of Brightness Falls--"his most ambitious novel" (The Boston Globe)--Jay McInerney now gives readers a sweeping story of a friendship as complex as it is abiding. Interweaving deeply personal dilemmas and the politics of race, sex, family, and society, The Last of the Savages moves from New England to the deep South and beyond, from the fevers of youth to the uneasy truths of middle age.


McInerney recounts nearly three decades of history through the lives of prep school roommates Patrick Keane and Will Savage. Keane, the narrator, goes the corporate law route. Savage is the rebellious scion of an aristocratic family from the Deep South. Anxious to atone for the misdeeds of a family whose history includes the brutal suppression of a slave rebellion, Savage becomes a leader of the 1970s counterculture and, later, a music company executive whose mission is to record blues musicians. Along the way he marries a black singer at least in part to get a rise out of his family.

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