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The Great Mistake: A Novel

The Great Mistake: A Novel

Author Jonathan Lee
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 2022-05-17
Section New Titles - Paperback / Fiction
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780593081013

An enthralling novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, chronicling a remarkable man's rise to fame and fortune and his shocking murder.

Andrew Haswell Green is dead, shot at the venerable age of eighty-three, when he thought life could hold no more surprises. The killing—on Park Avenue in broad daylight, on Friday the thirteenth—shook the city. Green was a self-made man without whom there would be no Central Park, no Metropolitan Museum of Art, no Museum of Natural History, no New York Public Library. But Green had a secret, a life locked within him that now, in the hour of his death, may finally break free.

A work of tremendous depth and piercing emotion, The Great Mistake is the story of a city transformed, a murder that made a private man infamous, and a portrait of a singular individual who found the world closed off to him—yet enlarged it.

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