Ascension: A Novel of Politics (Paperback)

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Written with a winning combination of personal experience and clever writing skills, Douglas Browns debut novel is rich with insight into the inner workings of local politics and university life. Andrea D. BergeronFmr. Capitol Hill Intern Louisiana Politics-Brown nails it Carolyn B. SpillerState Central Committee MemberLouisiana Democratic Party Ascension is a political coming-of-age story that captures the energy and fun of a down-to-the-wire election. In 1995, Ben Jones is a fifth-year senior at East Central Louisiana University in Ascension, Louisiana. While trying to graduate from college, he naively runs for the legislature to fill a government studies requirement. But Ben still doesnt know what he wants to do with his life. Bens opponent, Jack Tassin, is the sixteen-year incumbent. Tassin thought he would be elected unopposed after his main opponent was implicated in a prostitution scandal. However, Tassins heart is not in the election. His wife is ill and cannot campaign with him as she has in the past four elections. Since he has not been as visible recently, hes also alienated some of his supporters. For Tassin, only one question remains: How far is he willing to go to win the campaign? After months of vote buying, intimidation, and pulpit pounding, along with some good old-fashioned college debauchery, the candidates are ready for an election-day gutter-brawl that pits age against youth, experience against idealism, cynicism against innocence, and appearance against reality. *Author: Brown, Douglas D. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 340 *Publication Date: 2007/06/12 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.76 inches


Publisher iUniverse
Mfg Part# 9780595417582
SKU 204876154
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0595417582
Release Date 6/26/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0340
Publisher iUniverse

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