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Short Synopsis
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is Sloan Wilson's searing indictment of a society that had just begun to lose touch with its citizens.

Full Synopsis
Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. It was a national bestseller that was made into an award-winning film, it was translated into twenty-six languages, and its title has become a permanent part of our cultural vocabulary. Today, it is more relevant than ever.

Here is the story of Tom and Betsy Rath, a young couple with everything going for them: three healthy children, a nice home, a steady income. They have every reason to be happy, but for some reason they are not. Like so many young men of the day, Tom finds himself caught up in the corporate rat race—what he encounters there propels him on a voyage of self-discovery that will turn his world inside out. At once a searing indictment of corporate culture, a story of a young man confronting his past and future with honesty, and a testament to the enduring power of family, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a deeply rewarding novel about the importance of taking responsibility for one's own life.

"Lawlor's narration is well-paced, steady, and captures both the blunted emotion and plodding pace of bourgeois life in 1950s Southport, Connecticut." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

"Lawlor delivers the novel, which reads like a morality play, with a blend of nostalgia, innocence, and satirical wit." ---AudioFile

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Author Sloan Wilson

Narrated by Patrick Lawlor

Publication date Aug 17, 2010

Running time 12 hrs

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