"World's End" is a multigenerational saga that takes place in upstate New York. The narrative alternates between the 17th century, where a Dutch estate is the setting for a brutal power struggle between a master and his rebellious servant, and the 1960s, where a young man struggles with his family's past and his own place in the world. The book explores themes of power, class, and the cyclical nature of history.
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