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Cleaver : a novel

Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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"It is the autumn of 2006, shortly before the midterm elections that would determine whether the Democrats would regain control of Congress. Celebrated journalist, broadcaster, and documentary filmmaker Harold Cleaver has just embarrassed the American president in a damning television interview. But offsetting Cleaver's success is the unbearable scrutiny of his elder son's equally devastating roman a clef, Under His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Parks
ISBN: 9781559708555 1559708557
OCLC Number: 988628107
Notes: Originally published: London : Harvill Secker, 2006.
Description: 316 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Tim Parks.

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"It is the autumn of 2006, shortly before the midterm elections that would determine whether the Democrats would regain control of Congress. Celebrated journalist, broadcaster, and documentary filmmaker Harold Cleaver has just embarrassed the American president in a damning television interview. But offsetting Cleaver's success is the unbearable scrutiny of his elder son's equally devastating roman a clef, Under His Shadow." "Overweight and overwrought, Cleaver abruptly abandons his home, his wife, his mistresses, and, above all, television, the glowing box that brought him identity and power. He retreats high into the remote mountains near the Austrian border to evade the numbing hold of e-mail, cell phones, and the endless chatter of public discourse." "Weeks later - snowed in at five thousand feet, harangued by voices from the past, and humiliated by his inability to understand the locals on whom he relies for food and whiskey - Cleaver discovers that nowhere is so noisy and dangerous as the solitary mind."--BOOK JACKET.

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