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Democracy (First Edition)

Joan Didion

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ISBN 10: 0671419773 / ISBN 13: 9780671419776
Published by Simon & Schuster (New York), 1984
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine/Fine. A tight unread copy. Neat remaminder stamp lower edge. This book was issued in two different jackets, one pink and one brown. this is the BROWN variant. STACKS. Bookseller Inventory # 558

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Title: Democracy (First Edition)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (New York)

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This tale of love and murder revolves around Inez Christian Victor, the wife of a man who wants to be President of the United States

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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.

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