THE SUNDAY MACARONI CLUB.: Lopez, Steve

THE SUNDAY MACARONI CLUB.

Lopez, Steve

ISBN 10: 0151002649 / ISBN 13: 9780151002641
Published by New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997. dj, 1997
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. His second novel, a story of corruption in Philadephia's old political machine, told with a black humor by a prize winning jourmalist. SIGNED on the title page. 367 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 40679

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Title: THE SUNDAY MACARONI CLUB.

Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997. dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"It’s a city of bottom feeders. With no bottom." Assistant District Attorney Lisa Savitch has a problem. Her boss wants her to nail the Sunday Macaroni Club-five remnants of the old political machine led by Augie Sangiamino, a former U.S. Senator with a conviction for fraud, now a political consultant. Why are these has-beens so important when there are children in Philadelphia dying of leukemia in the vicinity of an oil refinery? As for Augie, it's like he says at grace on Sunday: "We thank you, Lord, for this wonderful macaroni dinner. But we could use a little help, to tell you the truth, in this campaign." His two candidates are way behind in the polls, and he needs a miracle, divine or otherwise, to reverse the trend. Miracles, of course, cost money, and that's where the Sunday Macaroni Club dives into a glorious-and usually hilarious-carnival of greed, ambition, and self-preservation. Its hoorifying politics are democracy in America, and few people understand those better than Steve Lopez or have more fun painting them large. The characters of The Sunday Macaroni Club spill off the page with a furious energy and unexpected decency-by turns appalling, alluring, and endearing, they are altogether unforgettable.

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Steve Lopez is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of two previous novels, The Sunday Macaroni Club and Third and Indiana. He has been an editor-at-large for Time magazine and has also written for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in Los Angeles.

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