In the City of Fear: A Novel

In the City of Fear: A Novel

by Ward Just
     
 

"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
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

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"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
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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Just ( The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert ) has produced another fine novel about the Washington scene, one so authentic and honest in its portrayal of the political era of the past 20 years that it reads like fact not fiction,'' praised PW . ``Whether he is writing about a cocktail party or mourning the sudden death of a good man, Just writes with a passionate conviction that keeps the reader's attention riveted.'' The hardcover appeared in 1982. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393307221
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/2009
Series:
Norton Paperback Fiction
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet 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.

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