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Great Neck

Authors: Cantor, Jay
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC043000
ISBN: 9780307426116, Related ISBNs: 0307426114, 0375413944, 0375713395, 9780307426116, 9780375413940
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 720,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In 1960, a group of friends are plucked from their sixth grade classroom in privileged Great Neck, Long Island and confronted for the first time with the horrors of the Holocaust. They hear a challenge from the past, a cry from history to set the world on a better course; but it is the murder of a much-loved older brother during Mississippi’s Freedom Summer that makes their mission clear.

From the front line of the civil rights movement to Andy Warhol’s New York art scene, from comic book superheroes to the violent maelstrom of the Weather Underground, Great Neck immerses us in a charged time not so long ago, and illuminates the lives of those who were shaped by its energies and ideals. Vigorous, funny, profound and altogether gripping, it is a masterpiece of contemporary literature.
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