Howard Roughan – The Up and Comer

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Topical Entertainment

Cynical and rampant Philip Randall, a young New York lawyer, is trapped in the mesh of his own and others’ opportunism.
Beyond the final semi-absolution, and some discordant note in the climax, with a tight and intriguing narrative Roughan gives us a rather frank view on the New York middle-class new generations. But also of our own.
An enjoyable beach read, without losing the sense of reading, with some good points of reflection.

Translation by Anna Anzani (edited by Chiara Canova and Robert Mardle)