The American Plan

The American Plan

by David H. Weisberg

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The American Plan by David H. Weisberg

A daring and disturbing tale of survival set in Cuba and South Florida during the 1950s and early 60's, embracing both the breadth of historical fiction and the intimate intensity of a psychological suspense novel, The American Plan is a vertiginous ride through the mid-century American psyche.

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BN ID: 2940157569334
Publisher: Habitus Books
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 606
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David Weisberg is a teacher, playwright, critic and fiction writer. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and has taught at Hunter College in New York City, the University of Delaware, and Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He is the author of "Chronicles of Disorder" (SUNY Press, 2000) a groundbreaking study of Samuel Beckett’s fiction in the context of the vehement cultural and aesthetic polemics of mid-century Europe; "Altitude Sickness," a play in two acts (Theater 22, NYC, spring 1985); co-translator, with Regina Gelb, of Stanislaw Witkiewicz’s dramatic masterpiece "The Shoemakers" (Center for the Arts Theater, Wesleyan University, Fall 2000) and "Totem and Taboo," a play in three acts (Central Works, Berkeley CA, winter 2016). His shorter works have appeared in The Albuquerque Alibi, The Tennessee Review, The Mississippi Review, Nepantla: Views from the South, Libido, and other journals. "The American Plan" (Habitus Books, forthcoming, April 2017), his debut novel, is the inaugural volume of three-novel series chronicling the rise and fall of Sun Belt America, from the Korean War through the financial debacle of 2008. He currently lives in Berkeley CA.

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JBronder More than 1 year ago
Philip Narby has a secret, he is a deserter from the Korean War. He has been hiding out in Cuba and with the news of the war being over he is planning on sneaking back into America with the other returned soldiers, if he can survive that long in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Philip has some issues but still finds his way back to Florida. He finds love with a New York painter, Willa Branton, and lives with the Jim Crow laws in Florida in the 1950’s and 60’s. He will also live through the issues of Cuban immigrants, land development, and many other events during this time period. I’m sorry to admit that I don’t know much about the Korean War and the south during the 50’s and 60’s. My history teacher focused so much on World War II that we never progressed from there and I’m not a history buff. I knew of some of these events, the Jim Crow laws and such, but reading them in this book really opened my eyes. I love when a story is based around real life events like The American Plan. This helps to draw me into the fights and leave me wanting to learn more about this time period. The American Plan is the first in a trilogy and it is a great introduction. I loved all the history. I can’t wait to see where the next two books are going to take me. I received The American Plan from Wildbound PR for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.