|JR (1975) [Novel]|
by William Gaddis
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(From the publisher):
At the center of this hugely comic tale of "free enterprise" America stands JR—an eleven-year-old capitalist, eagerly following the example of the grasping world around him. Operating through pay phones and post-office money orders, JR inadvertantly parlays a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue, and a single share of common stock into a vast paper empire embracing timber, mineral and natural gas rights, publishing, and a brewery.
Original title: JR
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction