Fierce People (Paperback)

By Dirk Wittenborn

Bloomsbury USA, 9781582342924, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003

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Dropped into a world more savage than anything in "National Geographic," more cutthroat than anything New York's grimy downtown streets have to offer-the exclusive rural community of Vlyvalle, New Jersey-fifteen-year-old Finn Earl and his recovering mother must fight for survival.

About the Author

Dirk Wittenborn is the author of two previous novels, Eclipse, and Zoe. He has also written for Saturday Night Live and authored several screenplays. He lives in New York.

Praise For Fierce People

"Fierce People is a whacked out hybrid of Dickens and Salinger, a compelling-and moving-coming-of-age novel...' -Jay McInerney

"I found Dirk Wittenborn's grandly entertaining and wildly ambitious novel, Fierce People, to be both hilarious and heartbreaking."-Dominick Dunne

"A riveting page-turner that offers a haunting and fascinating glimpse into the lives of the super-rich-truly the fiercest class of all."-Candace Bushnell

"Wittenborn offers plenty of unusual spins on the usual coming-of-age formula, and his eclectic, idiosyncratic characters provide plenty of entertainment...this peek behind the scenes of a wealthy family remains novel and fascinating from start to finish."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Punched-up with sexual awakening, loss of innocence, first love, drugs, battles lost and won, adolescent rebellion-Dirk Wittenborn captures it all with a bright and vivid intensity."-Bret Easton Ellis