A Changed Man

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Imagine what might happen next if a neo-Nazi entered the offices of a Holocaust survivor claiming he’d had a change of heart. The writer Francine Prose first imagined, then wrote that scenario in her new novel, “A Changed Man.”

With two such polar opposites as its main characters you would expect a hostile confrontation. But in today’s society of televised makeovers and overnight conversions, personal transformation is also a ticket to celebrity.

It is a story of hate and hope in a world when anything and anyone can change unexpectedly. As Prose crafts the impact of one man’s declared epiphany on everyone around him and in the end asks, who has the most capacity for change? Writer Francine Prose and the extremist makeover.


Francine Prose, author of “A Changed Man: A Novel.”