Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

This novel follows the life of a successful Wall Street bond trader who, after a wrong turn in the Bronx, finds his life spiraling out of control. After a hit-and-run accident in a predominantly black neighborhood, he becomes the target of a political witch hunt, exacerbating racial tensions in the city. As the protagonist's world unravels, the story provides a satirical commentary on 1980s New York City, exploring themes of racism, classism, politics, and greed.

The 259th greatest book of all time


Published
1987
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
600-700
Words
190,000
Original Language
English

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