The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

Book - 2003
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With the publication of his highly praised first novel, Sacrifice of Isaac, Neil Gordon proved himself a master of the intellectual thriller. In his new novel, Gordon mixes political turmoil and family drama to deliver a plot that is as intricate as it is compelling. Based on intensive research into the divisive events of the late sixties and the lives of Weather Underground radicals and Vietnam veterans, The Company You Keepis a story of the ecstatic righteousness of youth and the bonds of family love, of ideals betrayed by violence, and of love sacrificed to history. When his political past catches up with him, one man goes on the run again after thirty-odd years-this time not for political reasons, but for the love of his child. Again he becomes a fugitive, setting in motion an incredible American saga. Historically rich, morally complex, and emotionally engrossing, The Company You Keepis a dramatic and moving novel in the tradition of works by Tim O'Brien and Tobias Wolff.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2003.
ISBN: 9780670032181
0670032182
Branch Call Number: FIC Gordo
Characteristics: 406 p.

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micky93 Jun 04, 2012

Jason Sinai is a former Weather Underground activist living in Albany, New York as an attorney under the name Jim Grant. He has been on the run from the law for decades after being accused of killing a security guard while committing a Michigan bank robbery with other activists in the 70s. When one of the activists has been arrested, Ben Schulberg, an investigative journalist investigates the story and eventually finds the connection between the arrested activist and Jim Grant. When his identity is revealed, Jason Sinai abandons his 7-year old daughter and goes on the run from the FBI in hopes of finding his ex-girlfriend, a fellow activist who can help him clear his name. Meanwhile, as Schulberg investigates the case further, he meets the FBI agent who first investigated the robbery and his daughter, and stumbles upon a connection that can exonerate Jason Sinai.

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