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Windy City

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Publisher Comments:

In a novel as brawling and boisterous as Chicago itself, Scott Simon delivers a tale both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, capturing the multiethnic tumult of big city politics.

The mayor of Chicago is found in his office late at night, murdered, facedown in a pizza. As police race to find the killer, the interim mayor, Sundaran “Sunny” Roopini, tries to juggle his responsibilities as a recently widowed father of two teenage daughters while herding his forty-nine fellow city aldermen toward choosing a new mayor. Over the course of four days, this raft of colorful characters-heroes, rascals, and pinky-ringed pols of all creeds, colors, and proclivities-will clash, as Sunny, a flawed but decent man, tries to hold together his family and his city.

Synopsis:

"Windy City" is funny and tender . . . full of boisterous love for the sport of politics and Chicago. The best political novel in years--Christopher Buckley, author of "Thank You for Smoking."

About the Author

Scott Simon is the host of NPRs Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. He has reported stories from all fifty states and every continent, and has won every major award in broadcasting. He is the author of the memoir Home and Away, Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, and the novels Windy City and Pretty Birds. He lives with his wife, Caroline, and their daughters, Elise and Lina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812976694
Author:
Simon, Scott
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.95 in. .67 lbs.

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