The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert: 21 Stories and Novellas

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This masterly volume comprises the best shorter fiction written by Just over the last 25 years. "The working life, the war, politics, love affairs, and marriage seem to be the waters in which my boats set sail," Just writes. Here is a generous selection of the work that has earned Just his reputation as "one of the most astute writers of American fiction."

Sophisticated and razor-sharp, these stories examine the subtle hinges of character and motivation upon which ...

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Overview


This masterly volume comprises the best shorter fiction written by Just over the last 25 years. "The working life, the war, politics, love affairs, and marriage seem to be the waters in which my boats set sail," Just writes. Here is a generous selection of the work that has earned Just his reputation as "one of the most astute writers of American fiction."

Sophisticated and razor-sharp, these stories examine the subtle hinges of character and motivation upon which power turns in the nation's capital. Here, senators, congressman, State Department and CIA officials are cast in revealing situations and ring wi

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Fiction that for its ambition and insight is unique in American Letters." Boston Globe

"Masterpieces of balance, focus, and hidden order." The Chicago Tribune

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395901373
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 332,199
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Ward Just is the author of fourteen previous novels, including the National book Award finalist Echo House and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Award. In a career that began as a war correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post, Just has lived and written in half a dozen countries, including Britain, France, and Vietnam. His characters often lead public lives as politicians, civil servants, soldiers, artists, and writers. It is the tension between public duty and private conscience that animates much of his fiction, including Forgetfulness. Just and his wife, Sarah Catchpole, divide their time between Martha’s Vineyard and Paris.
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