In the 1980 presidential election neither candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College. While the selection of a chief executive is deadlocked in the House, Democratic vice-president Larry Devlin is sworn in as acting president. This new novel by Breslin ( Unholy Child ) is the account of two political wives, "dragon lady" Prilla Sterling, wife of the Republican contender, and recovering alcoholic, temporary first lady Robin Devlin. The women are perfect foils for each other, their stories played out against an interesting and authentic view of political life behind the scenes. But the parallels between these characters and their real-life counterparts bring an unwelcome element of predictability. Also irritating is the machine gun style writing technique punctuated by too many italicized phrases. Still, a unique political plot holds the reader until the end. BOMC alternate. Lydia Burruel Johnson, Mesa P.L., Ariz.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070076480
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 70076480
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