Down the Shore by Stan Parish

By Stan Parish

Tom Alison has all of it inside of his achieve. He’s shrewdpermanent, good-looking, and approximately to graduate from a prestigious East Coast boarding college. After that it’s off to the Ivy League after which a role on Wall road, along the facility agents he’s been gazing from a distance because the working-class son of a unmarried mother. after which the very existence his mom labored so not easy to flee catches up with him whilst he will get busted promoting drugs.

Lucky for Tom, there are areas for girls and boys with ruined reputations. First, he returns to his roots at the Jersey Shore, reconnecting with a hard-living workforce and cementing a bond along with his new buddy Clare Savage—the son of a lately disgraced financier. the 2 boys spend their summer season browsing and partying. whilst fall arrives, they head to St. Andrews collage in Scotland, a haven for americans short of a moment probability and a favourite of the British rul­ing classification. Tom and Clare break out to Scotland jointly, yet it’s Tom who discovers a global formed by way of much more strong forces of greed and am­bition than the only he left at the back of. Sucked right into a maelstrom of intercourse, medicinal drugs, and standing, Tom learns what it takes to wreck the rules—and how we will be damaged through them.

Driven via a solid of younger women and men residing in an age of riotous prosperity, Down the Shore is an unflinching and unforgettable tale of minor steeped in extra. Stan Parish has crafted a gripping novel that masterfully captures the lives of fallen financiers and the folk they convey down with them—and reminds us that no longer even an ocean can separate us from our fam­ily, our neighbors, or our previous.

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