The Last Enchantments

The Last Enchantments

Book - 2014
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"After graduating from Yale, William Baker, scion of an old line patrician family, goes to work in presidential politics. But when the campaign into which he's poured his heart ends in disappointment, he decides to leave New York behind, along with the devoted, ambitious, and well-connected woman he's been in love with for the last four years. Will expects nothing more than a year off before resuming the comfortable life he's always known, but he's soon caught up in a whirlwind of unexpected friendships and romantic entanglements that threaten his safe plans. As he explores the heady social world of Oxford, he becomes fast friends with Tom, his snobbish but affable flat mate; Anil, an Indian economist with a deep love for gangster rap; Anneliese, a German historian obsessed with photography; and Timmo, whose chief ambition is to become a reality television star. What he's least prepared for is Sophie, a witty, beautiful and enigmatic woman who makes him question everything he knows about himself. For readers who made a classic of Richard Yates's A Good School, The Last Enchantments is a sweeping novel about love and loss that redefines what it means to grow up as an American in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250018717
Branch Call Number: FINCH C
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 08, 2018

I loved reading this book! Having visited Oxford and studied in England in the past it brought back a lot of good memories. However the writing style was both challenging (almost academic) and at times laugh out loud funny and casual. The booked touched on many aspects which challenge youth in the UK and beyond, from class structure to immigration, terrorism and military obligations to finding your true purpose and understanding what love is. I can't wait to read more from him.

Mar 15, 2015

I really enjoyed this novel about a young American at Oxford. It's been done before but this was a bit different.


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Aug 08, 2018

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