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The Gold Coast Themes

Nelson Demille
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Themes

Midlife Crisis

In The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille, midlife crisis is a central part of the novel. John Sutter, the main character, suffers from midlife crisis, which can be defined as a period of self-doubt that some people might go through during their middle age, when they realize that their youth is behind them and old age is approaching. With midlife crisis, a person might feel that their life is not meaningful, or simply grow bored. This is the case with John Sutter. Sutter has been perfectly content in life, but the arrival of Frank Bellarosa seems to trigger feelings of unhappiness within him. Sutter is smart enough to realized that something within him has changed, but he is unsure what or why. Susan Sutter's reaction to the Mafia don living next door bothers John as well. Sutter begins to change his behavior, acting out of character. John...

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