A NovelBook - 2012 | 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
"In 1962 Seattle, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary takes a risk of his own and makes the biggest error of his life: He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who's taking care of his children for the summer. When Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, it sets in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity--the "King of Search"--Who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no way to determine. Sweeping, propulsive, and darkly humorous, Ed King reimagines one of the world's greatest tragedies--Oedipus Rex--for our own era, bringing contemporary urgency to a tale that still has the power to shock and inform."--cover p.4.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 21 cm