Money, success and love. Them themes just never get old.
Joanna Hershon takes all three to task in her latest book, “A Dual Inheritance.” For the less erudite (and that would be me), the dual inheritance theory basically is this—human behavior is impacted both by genetics and culture. Such is the case for the book’s two male leads, Ed Cantowitz and Hugh Shipley. Meeting at Harvard, Ed and Hugh become intense, if not just a bit reserved, friends. Ed wants desperately to escape the clutches of his lower-middle-class upbringing, and Hugh isn’t exactly driven to remain a part of the very-upper-class circle in which his family resides.
When Hugh’s high school flame enters … read the whole review here.
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