Synopses & Reviews
A savage, bitter, bawdy, biting, and brilliant satire.
An audacious, propriety-snubbing literary event, Duluth managed to seduce the New York Times ("a knockout"), Los Angeles Times ("wonderfully nasty"), USA Today ("a black flag of a novel"), and People magazine ("raunchy, dirty, outrageous, rife with cliches and often very funny"). Spoofing just about everything imaginable social pretenses, motherhood, law enforcement, marriage, racism, literature, television, science fiction, sex Gore Vidal's wild burlesque tells of two women who, after perishing in a snowdrift, are reborn in Duluth, the popular television series, and in the "Hyatt Regency" romance novel Rogue Duke. Meanwhile, Lieutenant (and strip-search enthusiast) Darlene Ecks is in zealous pursuit of a drug dealer, while Duluth's mayor plumbs the mysteries of a spaceship, and a battle is waged between two Betty Grable biographers. Ingenious and bawdy, Duluth is an execution of razor-sharp satire and outlandish humor.