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Compulsion : a novel / Meyer Levin.

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  • ISBN: 9781941493021 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 456 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Bedford, NY : Fig Tree Books, 2015.

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General Note: Ladies Literary Club of Auburn selection, 2015
Summary, etc.: Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago. Artie is handsome, athletic, and popular, but he possesses a hidden, powerful sadistic streak and a desire to dominate. Judd is a weedy introvert, a genius who longs for a companion whom he can idolize and worship. Obsessed with Nietzsche's idea of the superhuman, both boys decide to prove that they are above the laws of man by arbitrarily picking and murdering a Jewish boy in their neighborhood.
Subject: Leopold, Nathan Freudenthal, 1904-1971 > Fiction.
Loeb, Richard A., 1905-1936 > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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