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Thomas, D. M.

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ISBN 10: 0670819212 / ISBN 13: 9780670819218
Published by Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Summit

Publisher: Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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O'Reilly, a bumbling American president threatened with impeachment and a former movie star, calls a summit meeting with the Soviet premier--with farcical results

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Thomas (The White Hotel) is not only an accomplished novelist, he is also a translator of Akhmatova and Pushkin. His Russian Quartet (Ararat, Swallow, Sphinx) is brought to completion in this straight-out, knockdown farce. The title alludes to no lofty poetic height but rather to the occasion of a summit meeting in Geneva between American President Vince &quot;Tiger&quot; O'Reilly and his Soviet counterpart Premier Grobichov. O'Reilly, aged 75, is a onetime movie actor on the other side of creeping senility. Grobichov is an antagonist in full possession of his wits as well as a beautiful &quot;blond bombshell of a wife,&quot; young enough to be his daughterand she turns out to be his daughter. The result is sheer slapstick spiked with sado-masochistic spouse-switching and a few bloodcurdling misunderstandings, such as when space-wars weaponry called Independent Unilateral Defence (IUD) is confused with the birth control device. This outrageous vaudeville is shrewd, inventive, witty and at times funny, but it is also puerile, tasteless and repellent. If the cretinous Tiger has much to answer for, so does Thomas himself. First serial to Harpers. <br />Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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