Wise Men

A Novel
By Stuart Nadler (Electronic Book, 2013)
Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod.

It's in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur's teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers.

Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity?

A beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret, Wise Men confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316192347

    • On Sale Date: 02/05/2013

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur Books

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Almost overnight, Arthur Wise has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful attorneys in America. His first big purchase is a simple beach house in a place called Bluepoint, a town on the far edge of the flexed arm of Cape Cod.

It's in Bluepoint, during the summer of 1952, that Arthur's teenage son, Hilly, makes friends with Lem Dawson, a black man whose job it is to take care of the house but whose responsibilities quickly grow. When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers.

Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah, in an attempt to right the wrongs he helped set in motion. But can his guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity?

A beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret, Wise Men confirms that Stuart Nadler is one of the most exciting young writers at work today

Stuart Nadler is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching-Writing Fellowship. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic. He is the author of the story collection The Book of Life.
  • PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF LIFE:

    "Nadler seems to know his characters inside-out and spins out their foibles and frailties in a leisurely fashion...Nadler is a writer's writer, a fine observer of the nuances and idiosyncrasies of character." (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Eight evocative tales of loss make up Stuart Nadler's moving debut story collection...Endings-whether of life, love, or dreams-are what tie together [the book's] piercing stories...A searing heartbreaker...[a] gripping collection." (Sara Ivry, Tablet).

  • "Like [Bernard] Malamud, Nadler crafts stories that are straightforward, classic and unsparing...But beyond these evident similarities, Nadler is a writer wholly his own. His characters don't feel like fictive devices but like real people, facing some of the biggest ethical quandaries of their lives. These stories are smart and big and ambitious - tightly plotted, psychologically rigorous and emotionally generous." (Molly Antopol, The Rumpus).

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Wise Men
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780316192347
  • On Sale Date: 02/05/2013
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