By John P. Marquand
Raised within the small city of Clyde, Massachusetts, Charles grey has labored hard and long to develop into a vp on the privately owned Stuyvesant financial institution in new york. yet on the most vital second of his occupation, whilst his concentration may be on studying his boss’s intentions and competing along with his leader rival for merchandising, Charles unearths himself hopelessly distracted via the past.
Years in the past, the grey family members used to be featured in a sociological examine in their place of origin. Charles, his sister, and their mom and dad have been labeled as individuals of the “lower-upper class,” the unstated lines in their tenuous social prestige forged in stark black and white. an opportunity stumble upon with the writer of the learn floods Charles’s strategies with memories—and whilst a enterprise subject compels him to come to Clyde, it sort of feels as though destiny is reason on turning again the clock. As he displays at the defining moments of his early life, Charles contends with one of many relevant mysteries of lifestyles: how our lives can suppose either predetermined and random on the comparable time.
released in 1949, Point of No Return is an excellent research of personality and position heralded by means of the New York Times as “further facts that its writer is without doubt one of the most vital residing American novelists.”
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