The Given Day Author:Dennis Lehane "Lehane has written a majestic, fiery epic that moves him far beyond the confines of the crime genre...enthralling drama...wrenchingly suspenseful."-New York Times — Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, bestselling author Dennis Lehane's extraordinary eight novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caugh... more »t at the crossroads where past meets future. Filled with a cast of richly drawn, unforgettable characters, The Given Day tells the story of two families - one black, one white - swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power. Coursing through the pivotal events of turbulent epoch, it explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself.
"This may be Lehane's finst work." -USA TODAY
"Passionate and powerful." -Chicago Tribune
"A massive, enormously readable new novel...a huge leap forward for Lehane." -New York Times Book Review« less