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Democracy (Paperback)

Author:  Joan Didion
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679754857
ISBN-13: 9780679754855
Sku: 30118788
Publish Date: 4/1/1995
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
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*Author: Didion, Joan *Publication Date: 1995/04/01 *Number of Pages: 234 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00
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Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track. Her senator husband wants to forget the failure of his last bid for the presidency. Her husband's handler would like the press to forget that Inez's father is a murderer. And, in 1975, the year in which much of this bitterly funny novel is set, America is doing its best to lose track of its one-time client, the lethally hemorrhaging republic of South Vietnam.

As conceived by Joan Didion, these personages and events constitute the terminal fallout of democracy, a fallout that also includes fact-finding junkets, senatorial groupies, the international arms market, and the Orwellian newspeak of the political class. Moving deftly from Honolulu to Jakarta, between romance, farce, and tragedy, Democracy is a tour de force from a writer who can dissect an entire society with a single phrase.
Author Bio
Joan Didion
Joan Didion attended the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to New York. She was an editor at Vogue until 1963, when she became a published writer. She married John Gregory Dunne in 1964 and began to collaborate with him on screenplays. They lived in California for many years--where their daughter Quintana Roo was born in 1966--but eventually settled in New York City.

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Los Angeles Times
"A brilliantly maneuvered novel...Didion has accomplished a mix of fictional rush, psychological acuteness and political sting."

London Review of Books
"[Didion's] best and by far the most revealing. DEMOCRACY is a true romance, a love story....The control of breathtaking. The sweet of action, the crowd of characters, are handled with complete authority." - David Thomson 03/18/2004

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