"A tense, evocative, page-turning saga of the bruising encounters between two families across the 'colour line' over half a century. Every conversation rings painfully, beautifully true."--Emma Donoghue, author of Room --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
'Beautifully written' Daily Express
Hilton Wise is the son of one of the wealthiest and most powerful lawyers in America. When he falls for Savannah, a young black girl he meets on the beach at Cape Cod during the summer of 1952, he has no idea that his passion for her will lead to the exposure of his father's deepest secrets. The result shatters his family, and hers.
Years later, Hilly sets out to find Savannah and to right the wrongs he set in motion. But can his sense of guilt, and his good intentions, overcome the forces of history, family, and identity?
Told over fifty years, Wise Men is a sweeping story about love and regret, the evolving struggle for racial dignity, and the difficulty of doing the right thing in an unjust world.
'Masterful . . . a resonant and sensitively told story about familial and romantic love' Psychologies--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.