The Millionaires

The Millionaires

by Inman Majors
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The Millionaires by Inman Majors

A brilliant novel of new money and old manners, crossing The Great Gatsby with the spirit of Tom Wolfe.
Meet the Cole brothers, charismatic country boys with more money than God—half moonshine and half martini. Roland, the younger, is running for governor of Tennessee, while J.T. maneuvers to bring a full-fledged world's fair to the small city of Glennville. To the dismay of the old guard, the fair succeeds, making the Coles among the most important men in the state. All that stands between them and grander ambitions is an investigation into how their bank made all that money so damn fast.Life in the fast lane has taken its toll on the Coles' families; their wives and mistresses are among the sharpest, sassiest creations of recent fiction. The quiet center of the story is Mike Teague, the Coles' advisor, who knows one of those women too well, and also where all the bodies are buried. Here is a portrait, raucous yet nuanced, of what the South has been, and what it will become.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393068023
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Inman Majors teaches fiction writing at James Madison University. He is the author of Wonderdog, Swimming in Sky, and The Millionaires. He lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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The Millionaires 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Allen-Atlanta More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading an advanced reading copy of this brilliant
new novel. It is a captivating mixture of All the King's Men and The Great
Gatsby with a southern flair. The novel explores man's most
dangerous enemies--greed and ambition--while offering a look at the
changing south in all its complexities. The Teague character is
especially fascinating in how real he is-- not all virtuous, not
entirely corrupt. This is a must read and will be one of the best
novels released in 2009.


I question whether the Publishers Weekly reviewer above even read
the book. The first sentence of the review refers to the Cole
brothers as being "born into extreme wealth," when in reality they
are country boys, born on a farm in the rural south, who eventually build a banking and political empire. Hard to make mistakes like that and remain
credible. I encourage all to read this revealing tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bookaddictNC More than 1 year ago
This book was highly annoying. The writer's style made the story (hackneyed) difficult to follow. It was written in a manner that suggests the author already had the screen play in mind when he wrote the novel. As a book lover and JMU graduate, I was disappointed.