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Hardback:The unfolding / A.M. Homes.:2022 Hardback The unfolding / A.M. Homes.
The unfolding / A.M. Homes.
Author: Homes, A. M.,
Publication year: 2022
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Granta,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781783785339 (hbk.) :
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The Big Guy loves his family, money and democracy. Undone by the results of the 2008 Presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of America. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also faces turbulence within his family and must take responsibility for his past actions. For his wife and daughter are having their own awakenings: self-denying Charlotte enters rehab, and 18 year-old Megan, who has voted for the first time, explores a political future that deviates from her father's ideology, while delving into deeply buried family secrets. Dark, funny and prescient, 'The Unfolding' explores the implosion of the dream and how we arrived in today's divided world.
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A curious mixture of domestic drama and political satire. Neither quite works. None of the characters are likeable enough for the family drama to succeed; and the caricatures that populate the Republican plot to save America, following Obama's election in 2008, are just too unbelievable and silly. Despite that there's a lot to enjoy in this novel. The satire provides some genuinely funny moments, as well as making you think about how wealth and power might be capable of subverting democracy in America. Bush, McCain and Obama all appear briefly; Trump doesn't. But you can see how the plotters might have laid the ground that made possible Trump's Presidential victory in 2016. Worth reading but nowhere near as good as her previous novel, This Book Will Save Your Life.
18/11/22
robrue

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