Trenton Makes

Trenton Makes

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"1946: At the apogee of the American Century, the confidence inspired by victory in World War II has spawned a culture of suffocating conformity in thrall to the cult of masculine privilege. In the hardscrabble industrial city of Trenton, New Jersey, a woman made strong by wartime factory work kills her army veteran husband in a domestic brawl, disposes of his body, and assumes his identity. As Abe Kunstler, he secures a job in a wire rope factory, buys a car, and successfully woos Inez, an alcoholic dime dancer. He makes a home with her, but for Abe, this is not enough: to complete his transformation, he needs a son. 1971: A very different war is under way. The certainties of mid-century triumphalism are a distant, bitter memory, and Trenton's heyday as a factory town is long past. As the sign on the famous bridge says, "Trenton Makes, the World Takes." The family life Abe has so carefully constructed is crumbling under the intolerable pressures of his long ruse. Desperate to hold on to what he has left, Abe searches for solutions in the dying city."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385543385
0385543387
Call Number: KOELB
Characteristics: 206 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Self-presentation -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Gender identity -- Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).

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