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The Here and Now

A Novel

Gregg Easterbrook

Thomas Dunne Books

Carter Morris is a high-priced corporate lawyer, negotiating the class-action suit of a lifetime which will result in a massive settlement. As he ponders his sellout, he relives significant moments of his youth, literally. From air raid drills to his arrest for protesting, his memories pull him out of present time and back into the past.

Carter tracks down his childhood best friend, the college sweetheart who broke his heart and his idolized older brother who was blown into a fragment of his former self in Vietnam. Meanwhile he struggles to understand what happened to his idealism and his best intentions.

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Praise for The Here and Now

"Thought provoking... The novel's moral message might seem heavy-handed if its observations didn't ring so true." - WSJ

"Well, what a sermon! But that's what Easterbrook has written, a thought-provoking sermon [which] deserves an evangelical 'enthusiastic', tent-meeting review." Carolyn See, Washington Post

"An engaging fable... Easterbrook gets in some good satirical licks against a variety of reprehensible targets... More insidious is the way that people have been led to believe that economic injustice is inevitable... Reading "The Here and Now" is like attending a pep rally against this kind of defeatism." -Los Angeles Times

"[Easterbrook's]engagement with social and spiritual causes comes through clearly in this satisfying tale of disillusionment and redemption." -San Francisco Chronicle

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Gregg Easterbrook

  • Gregg Easterbrook lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and three children. He is a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly, a senior editor of New Republic and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute.
  • Gregg Easterbrook
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The Here and Now

A Novel

Gregg Easterbrook

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Thomas Dunne Books

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