What I Lived for

What I Lived for

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A respected author offers a powerful and insightful portrait of an unforgettable and deeply troubled man, exploring the complex dynamics that fuel Corky Corcoran's driving ambitions. 75,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Lit Guild Feat Alt. Doubleday.

Blackwell North Amer
At forty-two, Jerome Corcoran - "Corky" to his friends and associates - is by all appearances a successful real estate developer and broker, a city councilman with a promising future in local politics, a genuine ladies' man, and all-around great guy. His big house, fifteen-hundred-dollar suits, and the ridiculously large tips he hands out all over town reassure him that he's put plenty of distance between himself and the family history (which includes a murdered father and raving mad mother) he'd rather forget. Corky may think that his inauspicious beginnings on Irish Hill, one of Union City's shabbier neighborhoods, are now far behind him, but over the course of Memorial Day Weekend 1992, that precious illusion, along with several others, will be completely shattered.
In the long list of Corky's women, only one looms larger for him than his own appetites and self-interest: Thalia, his rebellious, radicalized step-daughter from his failed marriage. It is she who will become the agent of his undoing as a complex drama of corruption, blackmail, and political scandal climaxes in an act of explosive violence.

& Taylor

Offers a powerful portrait of a deeply troubled man, exploring the complex dynamics that fuel Corky Corcoran's driving ambitions

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1994
ISBN: 9780525938361
Branch Call Number: FIC Oa 1994
Characteristics: x, 608 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 27, 2012

Even though I disliked the protagonist, Corky, I got so caught up in his life. Great read!

Dec 05, 2007

Finalist 1995 Pulitzer prize.


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