"The Wapshot Chronicle" is a novel that explores the lives of the eccentric Wapshot family, who live in a quaint New England village. The story primarily focuses on the experiences of Leander Wapshot, the patriarch, and his two sons, Moses and Coverly, as they navigate through life's challenges. While Leander grapples with his advancing age and nostalgia, his sons are sent to find their own paths, dealing with their sexual identities, love, and their place in the world. This narrative is a blend of humor, tragedy, and family dynamics, showcasing the complexities of life and human nature.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 63rd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
- National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
- The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)