From the book jacket:
On an unseasonably warm spring afternoon, a young neo-Nazi
named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of World Brotherhood
Watch, a human rights foundation headed by a charismatic Holocaust survivor,
Meyer Maslow. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change in
his life. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-looking stranger who
claims to have read Maslow's books, who has Waffen-SS tattoos under his
shirtsleeves, and who says that his mission is to save guys like him from
becoming guys like him?
A Changed Man
illuminates the everyday transactions in our lives,
exposing what remains invisible in plain sight in our drug-addled and
media-driven culture and poses the essential questions: What constitutes a
life worth living? Is it possible to change? What...
Beyond the Book
Francine Prose is the author of about 20 books, including Blue Angel
(2000) which was a finalist for the National Book Award; she is considered one of
America's sharpest cultural satirists. She says "I really do love my
find them guilty of anything that I'm not guilty of myself."
She says she was inspired to write A Changed Man
after seeing two skinheads
on the New York subway, all dressed up with jackboots and shaved heads, but
looking terrified - it was clear to her that they were out of their element,
which made her curious about what kind of people they were. Later she saw
a middle-aged man with hair growing over his tattoos, one of which looked like a
swastika and she thought 'this is my character, 10 years...