COMPANY YOU KEEP

A NOVEL

Gordon, Neil

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
COMPANY YOU KEEP
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Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Terence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, and Stanley Tucci It is 2006. Seventeen-year-old Isabel Montgomery starts to receive emails from her father, a man who had abandoned her in a hotel room ten years ago when his past finally caught up with him. Why has he contacted her now? Because he needs her help and is finally ready to reveal the truth. Over the course of the next month, further emails arrive telling her more about her family's past. Isabel discovers that her father adopted a false identity in the hope of avoiding murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974. By 1996, with a marriage falling apart around him, he is one last Vietnam-era fugitives still wanted by the law. When he is finally tracked down by a young newspaper reporter in search of a story he must abandon years of safe underground life in an attempt to exonerate himself. Set against the rise and fall of the radical anti-war group the Weather Underground, The Company You Keep is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties.

Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2013.
ISBN: 0143123874
9780143123873

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Jun 04, 2012

Jason Sinai is a former Weather Underground activist living in Albany, New York as an attorney under the name Jim Grant. He has been on the run from the law for decades after being accused of killing a security guard while committing a Michigan bank robbery with other activists in the 70s. When one of the activists has been arrested, Ben Schulberg, an investigative journalist investigates the story and eventually finds the connection between the arrested activist and Jim Grant. When his identity is revealed, Jason Sinai abandons his 7-year old daughter and goes on the run from the FBI in hopes of finding his ex-girlfriend, a fellow activist who can help him clear his name. Meanwhile, as Schulberg investigates the case further, he meets the FBI agent who first investigated the robbery and his daughter, and stumbles upon a connection that can exonerate Jason Sinai.

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