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This is an auction for THE NEW CITY by Stephen Amidon.

"Summer 1973. The quiet streets and idyllic parks of Newton, a planned community near Washington, DC, belie rumblings of imminent trouble: a race riot at the Teen Center, gaslight explosions, and dead fish in the stocked lake. At the center of it all are two seemingly successful men: Austin Swope, a white lawyer whose business acumen made the city possible, and his best friend, Earl Wooten, a black master-builder who crafted it from the ground up. Their relationship is sorely tested when Swope, convinced that his friend is after his job as city manager, turns suspicious and vengeful. Small misunderstandings escalate into Watergate era-sized paranoia, betrayal, and, ultimately, tragedy. Amidon's (The Primitive; Subdivision) well-developed characters are human and deeply flawed; his novel stands as a modern allegory on race relations, suburban living, and social engineering. Thought-provoking and timely given recent "dream" developments such as Disney's Celebration community in Florida, this is recommended for all libraries."
- Library Journal (US)

Large format (trade) paperback 2000.

445 pages.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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