Wise Men

Stuart Nadler

Wise Men

When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers. Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah. Nadler tells a beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret. 3.8 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Wise Men

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Classification Fiction
Genre General Fiction
Format Hardcover
Pages 352
RRP
Date of Publication March 2013
ISBN 978-1447227779
Publisher Picador
 

When Hilly finds himself falling for Lem's niece, Savannah, his affection for her collides with his father's dark secrets. The results shatter his family, and hers. Years later, haunted by his memories of that summer, Hilly sets out to find Savannah. Nadler tells a beautifully told multigenerational story about love and regret.

Reviews

The Daily Express

Charlotte Heathcote

Stuart Nadler handles emotive subject matter with sensitivity. Wise Men draws the reader in with Arthur’s dreadful treatment of Lem and holds the attention with the will-they, won’t-they relationship between Savannah and Hilly.

16/04/2013

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The New York Times

Janet Maslin

As he grows up on the page, Hilly likes to overexplain himself to the reader. “Time does that,” he says, as an older man looking backward; “it kills the mystique, replaces the boundlessness of wishing and hoping with some well-earned, necessary clarity.” Talk kills mystique too, and by some lights Wise Men talks too much about too little. But in taking a long view of his characters’ lives, and following them so closely, Mr. Nadler finally gives them what they’ve lacked: staying power.

24/02/2013

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