The Index of Self-Destructive Acts - Christopher Beha

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What makes a life, Sam Waxworth sometimes wondered - self or circumstance?

Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, this book is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball seasons, Christopher Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation's failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha's characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making.