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Jerome "Corcky" Corchorn is a sucessful businessman and low level politician in his home town, Union City, New York. On the outside he has everything going for him. But over the course of one week-end must confront himself and his life. He has a divorce behind him, and an emotionally troubled step-daughter on the verge of destroying herself, and ruining his political career. He must come to terms with his father's murder years earlier, and his growing dependance on alcohol. His love life as well as his business is falling apart, but through it all, Corcky feels that he must project the image of the sucessful business man.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   midlife crisis Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   father Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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