Acclaimed novelist Austin Grossman reimagines the ultimate American antihero.
Richard Milhous Nixon lived one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth century. Our thirty-seventh president's political career spanned the button-down fifties, the Mad Men sixties, and the turbulent seventies. He faced down the Russians, the Chinese, and ultimately his own government. The man went from political mastermind to a national joke, sobbing in the Oval Office, leaving us with one burning question: how could he have lost it all?
Here for the first time is the tale told in his own words: the terrifying supernatural secret he stumbled upon as a young man, and the truth behind the Cold War. What if the man we call our worst president was, in truth, our greatest? Combining Lovecraftian suspense and international intrigue, Crooked is a masterwork of alternative history, equal parts mesmerizing character study and nail-biting Faustian thriller.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Austin Grossman is a novelist and game designer. His novels include Soon I Will Be Invincible, YOU, and Crooked. Soon I Will Be Invincible was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. His writing has also appeared in Granta, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. His major game credits include System Shock, Deus Ex, Dishonored, and Dishonored 2. He is currently Director of Game Design and Interactive Storytelling at Magic Leap.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Do we really know what is going on in Washington DC? This dark fantasy novel gives us an alternative view of Democracy. Very intriguing. ~*~LEB~*~