The Adventures of Augie MarchBook - 2006
Augie March is a Jewish-American boy growing up fatherless and poor in Depression-era Chicago. He seeks a "special destiny," although his circumstances seem to position him for a uniquely disappointing life: his family consists of a simple-minded mother, a brother and "grandmother" who prove to be Machiavellian in their intentions, and an "idiot" youngest brother, Georgie.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2006
Characteristics: xvii, 586 p. ; 22 cm