J R is a biting satire about the many ways in which capitalism twists the American spirit into something dangerous, yet pervasive and unassailable. At the center of the novel is a hilarious eleven year old-J R-who with boyish enthusiasm turns a few basic lessons in capitalist principles, coupled with a young boy's lack of conscience, into a massive and exploitative paper empire. The result is one of the funniest and most disturbing stories ever told about the corruption of the American dream.
Winner of the 1976 National Book Award
- 2012 Rick Moody, William Gaddis
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- Columbia University Press
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- Literature and Fiction,
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- This is a copyrighted book.
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