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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 ny workplace of Maslow's human rights origin and announces that he desires to "save men like me from changing into men like me"? As Vincent progressively becomes this kind of one that could 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 weak divorced unmarried mom; or even Bonnie's teenage son.

Francine Prose's A replaced guy is a darkly comedian and masterfully creative novel that poses crucial questions on human nature, morality, and the potential for private reinvention.

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So we strike a dead-end there. ” Shelby sighed. ” “If we knew, we might have a reasonable clue. Now as to your alibi, Mr. Carpenter . ” Shelby groaned. “I won’t make you go through it again. I’ve got the details. You had dinner at the Myrtle Cafeteria on Forty-Second Street, you walked to Fifth Avenue, took a bus to a 146th Street, bought a twenty-five-cent seat for the concert . ” Shelby pouted like a hurt child. “I’ve had some bad times, you know. When I’m alone I try to save money. ” “There’s no shame in saving money,” Mark reminded him.

His attention wandered to the bookshelves. “She had a lot of books. ” He shrugged. ” He clamped his teeth hard upon his pipestem and glanced at me with an air of urchin defiance. ” I pleaded. He answered dryly: “I’ve had plenty in my life. ” “A doll in Washington Heights got a fox fur out of me. And I’m a Scotchman, Mr. Lydecker. ” “Ever know one who wasn’t a doll? ” He went to the bookshelves. While he talked, his hands and eyes were concerned with a certain small volume bound in red morocco. “Sometimes I used to take my sisters’ girl friends out.

He’s got all the physical requirements. ” “And fancy him in a uniform,” I added, my imagination rollicking. “I can see him on the corner of Fifth Avenue where Art meets Bergdorf Goodman. What a tangle of traffic at the hour when the cars roll in from Westchester to meet the husbands! ” The comment, while uttered honestly, was tinged faintly with the verdigris of envy. “The trouble is that they’ve been brought up with ideas of class and education so they can’t relax and work in common jobs. ” “I’ve seen many of them break under the strain of intelligence,” I agreed.

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