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Rich Boy Pomerantz, Sharon 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0446563196
ISBN-13: 9780446563192
Sku: 217466119
Publish Date: 7/13/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.75T
Pages:  520
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After he rises from a working-class New York Jewish neighborhood in the 1970s to the cloistered universities of New England to the highest circles of Manhattan society during the Reagan boom, Robert Vishniak sees his carefully crafted identity start to unravel after he bumps into a beautiful woman from the old neighborhood. *Author: Pomerantz, Sharon *Publication Date: 2011/07/13 *Number of Pages: 520 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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Robert Vishniak is the favored son of Oxford Circle, a working-class Jewish neighborhood in 1970s Philadelphia. Handsome and clever, Robert glides into the cloistered universities of New England, where scions of unimaginable wealth and influence stand shoulder to shoulder with scholarship paupers like himself who wash dishes for book money. The doors that open there lead Robert to the highest circles of Manhattan society during the heart of the Reagan boom where everything Robert has learned about women, through seduction and heartbreak, pays off. For a brief moment, he has it all-but the world in which he finds himself is not the world from which he comes, and a chance encounter with a beautiful girl from the old neighborhood-and the forgotten life she reawakens-threatens to unravel his carefully constructed new identity.
In her indelible debut novel, Sharon Pomerantz brings THE GREAT GATSBY into the Reagan era as she depicts the struggles of a middle class Philadelphia Jew named Robert Vishniak to rectify his own lavish ambitions with his family's humble values. At first, the Vishniak family encourages Robert's aspirations, as they make sacrifices to ensure that he can earn his degree and escape the old neighborhood, but they express their disappointment once it becomes apparent that he has succumbed to the seductions of high society. Robert reaps the stock market riches which prevailed during the 1980s, but after a chance encounter with a beauty from his past, he begins to regret his blind pursuit of wealth and prestige, and these remorseful thoughts distract him from his expanding portfolio as October 19, 1987 approaches.

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