Adam the King (Hardcover)
Other Press, 9781590512845, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2008
Taut, swift, and startling, Adam the King depicts the inexorability of fate against the backdrop of the money-mad '90s, the emptiness of raging ambition and the fallout of the drift toward conservative politics and values.
About the Author
Jeffrey Lewis won two Emmys and many other honors as a writer and producer of" Hill Street Blues." His "Meritocracy Quartet" is intended to chart the progress of a generation. The first book of the quartet, "Meritocracy: A Love Story," won both the Independent Publishers Book Award for General Fiction and the "ForeWord "Book of the Year Silver Award for Fiction. He lives in Los Angeles and Castine, Maine.
Praise For Adam the King…
“[Lewis’s] marvelous ear for idiomatic speech is revealed as much through narration as in dialog. . . . Ultimately, public libraries should have the entire quartet in their collections.”
Los Angeles Times
“Lewis catches the thrill of proximity to America’s eastern WASP aristocracy to an uncomfortable degree: their studied vagueness, their heartiness, the aloofness that cannot be copied.”
The Plain Dealer
“ . . . an insightful and even beautiful writer . . .”
Portland Press Herald
“ . . . a writer with consummate skill . . . ”