Wise Men Can any man truly know his father? In Wise Men , inscrutability remains a constant between Hilly Wise and his dad, Arthur, an ambulance chaser--turned--legal… Wise Men Can any man truly know his father? In Wise Men , inscrutability remains a constant between Hilly Wise and his dad, Arthur, an ambulance chaser--turned--legal… 2013-02-05 Fiction Reagan Arthur Books
Book Review

Wise Men (2013)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 05, 2013; Writer: Stuart Nadler; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

Can any man truly know his father? In Wise Men, inscrutability remains a constant between Hilly Wise and his dad, Arthur, an ambulance chaser--turned--legal powerhouse who famously won a class-action suit against an airline. The strains first bubble up during the summer of 1952, when Arthur buys a summer home on Cape Cod. There, 17-year-old Hilly befriends the African-American caretaker — and his attractive niece. Nadler is a gifted storyteller, but his clever final-page revelation feels too gimmicky for a yarn that spans six decades and tackles ambitious themes like race and class in post-WWII America. B

Originally posted Feb 06, 2013 Published in issue #1246 Feb 15, 2013 Order article reprints