Louis Begley: Matters of Honor

(Fiction, 307 pp. 2007)

Henryk Weiss, a young Polish Holocaust survivor, has reinvented himself at Harvard as Henry White. In a world governed by genteel prejudice and strong class values, both Archie and Sam, his non-Jewish roommates, have secrets of their own. Narrated by Sam, this novel probes the inner workings of self-identity, the cost of pursuing external rewards, and thwarted love

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