Brilliant book. You will want to go to the Club for a ginger and rye as you read along in this story of the force of society rules and keeping up appearances in a 1930’s moderate-sized town Pennsylvania. One impulsive, trivial act sends an esteemed Gibbstown prince down the path of self-destruction and it is marvelously described. The author’s own internal struggle with his place in America’s caste ignites a superb outcome in this novel. Pound the table buy.