Neil Gordon The Company You Keep

ISBN 13: 9781447227830

The Company You Keep

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Set against the rise and fall of the radical antiwar group the Weather Underground, The Company You Keep is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the ecstatic righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties. When Jason Sinai, one of the last Vietnam-era fugitives still wanted on murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974, encounters a young newspaper reporter in search of a story, he must abandon years of safe underground life for the dangerous life of the road - traveling across America and deep into his past. It is a vivid re-creation of lives lived underground - of battle-scarred veterans, ideologues, profiteers, criminals, and bystanders.

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About the Author:

Neil Gordon holds a Ph.D. in French literature from Yale University, worked for many years at the New York Review of Books, and is currently a contributing editor at The Boston Review and on the faculty of Eugene Lang College at the New School University. His journalism has appeared in Tin House, Tricycle, and Salon and he reviews regularly for several periodicals. He is also the author of Sacrifice of Isaac and The Gunrunner's Daughter.

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Donald Corren received his education at Juilliard. He has acted on and off Broadway, played a recurring role for nine seasons on NBC's Law & Order, as well as other television parts. Corren has also written for TV and corporate clients, including the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has narrated several audiobooks.

Kirby Heyborne has received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has had starring roles in eight other features and two short films, and has also appeared on the WB’s Everwood and many national commercials. He has garnered rave reviews for his narration for Books on Tape over the years and is considered one of the finest narrators working today.

Multiple Audie nominee, Earphone Award winner, and one of Audiofile’s Best Voices of 2010, Hillary has been narrating audiobooks since 2006 and has done close to 100 titles. She records on a regular basis in her studio in Santa Monica, CA, as well as with other producers. Her narration consistently garners glowing reviews. “Hillary Huber’s narration is lyrical enough to be set to music.” (Audiofile)

Arthur Morey has performed in New York, Chicago, and Milan. He has freelanced scripts and won awards for both plays and fiction. A former literary manager, he has taught acting and writing. Winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has narrated novels by John Irving, Nathan Englander, Richard Russo, and John Burnam Schwartz, as well as nonfiction by Kurt Eichenwald, John McCain, George Tenet, Deepak Chopra, Gay Talese, and others.
Jeannie Stith is the official voice of the Sprout network, as well as the voice of Verizon Wireless 411 marketing messaging. She's narrated over a dozen audio books, and is a 2-time Audie Award nominee and Earphones recipient.

An award-winning storyteller and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Cris Dukehart has narrated books across genres, from romance, science fiction, and young adult to children's literature, non-fiction and autobiography. Her voice can be heard around the world and across the Web.

Review:

"Gordon skillfully combines a tense fugitive procedural, full of intriguing lore about false identities and techniques for losing a tail, with nuanced exploration of boomer nostalgia and regret." - Publishers Weekly
"Compelling and intricately plotted...Well-rendered and engaging political drama." - Kirkus Reviews
"Rousing, cerebral...Gordon's plot is a doozy - a trio of doozies, in fact - yet utterly credible. He projects wrenching political and personal drama onto a slightly futuristic version of where we stand now as a people. In so doing he shows how we got here...What makes this novel compelling is not only the ideological spectrum it covers but its emotional chiaroscuro...It bids well to enter the company of our best fiction about the Vietnam era." - The New York Times Book Review
"Gripping." - Chicago Tribune
"Neil Gordan's The COmpany You Keep is an astonishing tour de force, at once an intellectual, emotional and political thriller...[A]n American novel in which plot, characters and ideas are in perfect balance. By bringing the past alive, Gordon enables us to see more clearly where America stands now." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Gordon skillfully interweaves the voices of his fictional narrators with many of the most important totems of the era: Vietnam, the shooting of Kent State students by Ohio National Guard members, and the bombing of a townhouse in Greenwich Village...His characters are so skilfully drwan that they remain likable and interesting, and their missives to Isabel are sincerely felt and compelling reads until the very last page." - The Boston Globe
"[A] hybrid of political novel, love story, cat-and-mouse thriller, and French bedroom farce...entertaining...The Company You Keep becomes an addictive page-turner of a book." - Seattle Times

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Verlag: Picador Macmillan Publishers International Jul 2014 (2014)
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Buchbeschreibung Picador Macmillan Publishers International Jul 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - When journalist Benjamin Schulberg discovers a link between liberal lawyer Jim Grant and a notorious Vietnam-era fugitive, the world that Jim has carefully built for himself and his daughter collapses. His cover blown, Jim is forced to go on the run after decades living under his false identity. Still wanted for his part in an act of domestic terrorism in 1974, he must travel deep into his past to clear his name and save his young daughter. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war, The Company You Keep is an intelligent thriller about political ideals, family loyalties, and the shadowy world of the radical anti-war group the Weather Underground. 416 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781447227830

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