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- DescriptionAcclaimed writer Jeffrey Lewis is kwn for his deft portrayals of relatable figures from all walks of life. In The Meritocracy Quartet, his four interlinking velsMeritocracy: A Love Story, The Conference of the Birds, Theme Song for an Old Show, and Adam the Kinghave been brought together for the first time into a single volume. Set against the backdrop of the changing American landscape over four decades, The Meritocracy Quartet is a testament to the country s evolving personality. The quartet follows Louie, a Yale graduate from a modest background with a gift for forging connections in high and low places. Beginning in the 1960s, as he documents a going-away party for a fellow Yalie on his way to Vietnam, and continuing through his spiritual encounters with a 1970s group of city misfits, his turn to television writing in the 1980s, and a tragic love story between two of his close friends in the 1990s, Louie chronicles t only his own personal struggleshis silent love for his best friend s girl, his delicate relationship with an at-times absent fatherbut also the attitudes, events, and people that marked his generation. From the Vietnam War to George W. Bush, from television trends to the divide between the haves and have-ts, The Meritocracy Quartet is a moving witness to everything America had to offer in the latter portion of the twentieth century.
- Author BiographyJeffrey Lewis is the award-winning author of multiple novels and has received two Emmy Awards and the Writer s Guild Award for his work as a television writer and producer on Hill Street Blues. He resides in Los Angeles and Castine, Maine.
- Author(s)Jeffrey Lewis
- PublisherHaus Pub.
- Date of Publication15/03/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHaus Pub.
- Weight694 g
- Width177 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine53 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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