The Rich Man's Table by Scott Spencer

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Billy Rothschild’s obsession with legendary ’60s folksinger Luke Fairchild could be considered fanatic, if not for the fact that Luke is actually Billy’s father. Raised by his beautiful, charismatic, former–flower child mother, Billy is a lost soul. Determined to learn something—anything—about his origins, he sets out on an illuminating quest to find and confront the father he always knew of but never knew. Evocative and lyrical, The Rich Man’s Table is a moving portrait of a man seeking to connect to a lost past, and to build a new future for himself. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.


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Scott Spencer was born September 1, 1945, in Washington, D.C. He is an American author. Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper have both been nominated for the National Book Award. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, Williams College, and Bard College's Bard Prison Initiative. Spencer is an alumnus of Roosevelt University. In 2004, he was the recipient of a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship. For the past twenty years, he has lived in a small town in upstate New York.
Published November 23, 2010 by Open Road Media. 231 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The portrait of Luke remains somewhat hazy, but the passion of Billy’s search, and the yearning that drives it, as well as the pain of lost possibilities he discovers in Luke and Esther’s lives, are all rendered with vigor and clarity.

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He is seen through the eyes of his seldom-acknowledged son, Billy Rothschild, the offspring of a liaison with beautiful left-wing hippie Esther when both seemed the essence of their breakaway generation in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s.

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As Billy matures he takes the reader on a journey, both physical and mental, trying to discover himself through the well-publicized life of his father, who has a history similar to a real-life singer -- from coffee house folk-music roots, to Christian conversion and challenging social injustice t...

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