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In the City of Fear (Norton Paperback Fiction)

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"A brilliant, ambitious, and subtle novel about Vietnam."—David Bradley, Philadelphia Inquirer

Ward Just captures the best and the brightest amid the turmoil of the sixties and its repercussions twenty years later through the lives of a good congressman, his good wife, and the good wife's love, an infantry colonel whose memories of the war, and a secret plot concocted by the Washington power brokers to win it, are more than he can bear.

"Not many people can write splendid fiction about the inner workings of the American political state. In fact, Ward Just is the only one I can think of."—Boston Globe

"Just bids to be considered the political novelist of his generation. He may even be considered for a rarer title, that of national novelist."—New York Times Book Review

"Just pours art, passion, and intelligence into his book....His language radiates. Just's style may be among the most elegant available to a contemporary American writer."—Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

"Not many people can write splendid fiction about the inner workings of the American political state. In fact, Ward Just is the only one i can think of." --Boston Globe

Synopsis:

In this novel of political intrigue, Pulitzer Prize finalist Ward Just captures the best and brightest of Washington amid turmoil of the sixties and its repercussions twenty years later. In the City of Fear follows the intersecting lives of a good congressman, his good wife, and the good wife's lover, an infantry colonel whose memories of the war, and a secret plot concocted by the Washington power brokers to win it, are more than he can bear.

About the Author

Ward Just is a former war correspondent for the Washington Post and Newsweek, and is the author of more than twenty novels, nonfiction books, and short story collections. These include the National Book Award Finalist Echo House, the Pulitzer Prize finalist An Unfinished Season, and the recently acclaimed novel Forgetfulness. He divides his time between Paris and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393307221
Author:
Just, Ward
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Just, Ward S.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Washington (D.C.) Fiction.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Norton paperback fiction
Series Volume:
1000
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Not many people can write splendid fiction about the inner workings of the American political state. In fact, Ward Just is the only one i can think of." --Boston Globe
"Synopsis" by , In this novel of political intrigue, Pulitzer Prize finalist Ward Just captures the best and brightest of Washington amid turmoil of the sixties and its repercussions twenty years later. In the City of Fear follows the intersecting lives of a good congressman, his good wife, and the good wife's lover, an infantry colonel whose memories of the war, and a secret plot concocted by the Washington power brokers to win it, are more than he can bear.
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