Acclaimed author of Easy Travel to Other Planets creates a thrilling work of intellectual and erotic provocation, rendered with stylishness and suspense.
At a political fundraiser in New York, Andrew and Edith inaugurate their love affair with a brazen sexual spectacle. Watching them is the event’s speaker, Santiago Diaz, a Mexican popular hero who is now running for his country’s presidency. He is aroused, disturbed, and intent on finding the couple whose erotic risk-taking parallels his own high-wire career. Soon Andrew and Edith are drawn into Diaz’s campaign, his marriage, and the vortex of trans-American politics where plunder dictates policy, loyalty is devalued currency, and the future of nations is decided by talk-show appearances and terror.
Praise for Ted Mooney
“[A] combustible literary cross between Hawkesian avant-garde and Don DeLillo’s post-modern cool.”—The New York Times
“Unsettling, coolly intense. . . . Mooney is a risk-taking adventurer in novelistic possibilities.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Equally enchanting and disorienting.”—Boston Book Review
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About Ted Mooney
Ted Mooney is the author of Easy Travel to Other Planets, Traffic and Laughter, and Singing into the Piano. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Granta, and The New American Review, and he has received grants from the Guggenheim and… More about Ted Mooney
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Published by Vintage Feb 22, 1999| 368 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780679743064