The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a
“boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic,
selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg
are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance
chasers who bicker like an old married couple.
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work,
embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized
America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect
was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of
works and the builder of many of the country’s most important
structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union
Station in Washington, D.
In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its
initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about
a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes
heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new
American landscape through its multiple characters.