Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years Themes & Social Concerns

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Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years continues George Higgins's effort to expand the perimeters of his fictional depiction of American (New England) life. His early novels impressed critics with the authenticity of their accounts of the lives and the voices of the men of Boston's lower class—its workers and petty criminals. Although Boston has remained the central ground of his fictional world, Higgins has broadened the social range of the lives and voices he recreates. The world now includes millionaires, politicians, journalists, ex-basketball and baseball players, car dealers, student radicals, a broad spectrum of lawyers (state and federal prosecutors, semi-seedy criminal lawyers, old school corporate attorneys), and, of course, a wide variety of workers and crooks. (It even includes an occasional woman among the protagonists.) The cast of Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years offers a millionaire contractor and his mentally unstable, institutionalized wife, Federal and...

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