The Emperor of Ocean Park
By Stephen L. Carter
(Vintage, Mass Market Paperback, 9780307279934, 848pp.)
Publication Date: May 29, 2007
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A riveting novel of ambition, revenge and the power of familial obligations.
Talcott Garland is a successful law professor and devoted family man. When his father, a disgraced former Supreme Court nominee, is found dead under suspicious circumstances, Talcott suspects foul play. Guided by the elements of a mysterious puzzle that his father left, Talcott must risk his marriage his career, and even his life in his quest for justice. The Emperor of Ocean Park is a captivating legal thriller set in the privileged worlds of upper crust African American society and the inner circle of Ivy League law school.
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is the author of the best-selling novel The Emperor of Ocean Park, and seven acclaimed nonfiction books, including The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion and Civility: Manner, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.
“Beautifully written and cleverly plotted...a fine legal thriller.”
“Full of energy...high-spirited and fleet of foot.... This novel...lives on the page.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Rich, rewarding and compelling.” —USA Today
“Remarkable...a rip-roaring entertainment.”
“The year’s hottest summer read and a surefire bestseller.” —Time Out New York