The Company You Keep

3.66 based on 489 ratings & 88 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 25.10.2012
ISBN: 9781447227847
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

When journalist Benjamin Schulberg discovers a link between liberal lawyer Jim Grant and a notorious Vietnam-era fugitive, the world that Jim has carefully built for himself and his daughter collapses.

His cover blown, Jim is forced to go on the run after decades living under his false identity. Still wanted for his part in an act of domestic terrorism in 1974, he must travel deep into his past to clear his name and save his young daughter.

Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam war, The Company You Keep is an intelligent thriller about political ideals, family loyalties, and the shadowy world of the radical anti-war group the Weather Underground.

In the media

Gordon has intertwined fact and fiction as seamlessly as Don DeLillo did in Libra, his "factional" account of Kennedy's assignation . . . [A] precisely written swashbuckler, a serious, sometimes brilliant, always protean tale . . . lively [and] energetic
Washington Post
An astonishing tour de force, at once an intellectual, emotional and political thriller . . . an American novel in which plot characters and ideas are in perfect balance. By bringing the past alive, Gordon enables us to see more clearly where America stands now
San Francisco Chronicle
His characters are so skilfully drawn that they remain likeable and interesting, and their missives to Isabel are sincerely felt and compelling reads until the very last page
Boston Globe