TRAFFIC AND LAUGHTER.

Mooney, Ted.

ISBN 10: 0394584783 / ISBN 13: 9780394584782
Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj, 1990
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Award-winning author's second novel - "at once a stylish political thriller, a high-voltage romance. . . it opens in Los Angeles in our own time. . The freeways are jammed, the fires in the canyon quick and obliterating. . . sunglasses are an obligatory accessory, and somewhere, on another continent, behind locked doors in clandestine locations, the fate of the world is being decided by graying men." SIGNED and dated on the half title page. 402 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 60855

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Title: TRAFFIC AND LAUGHTER.

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the author of Easy Travel to Other Planets, here is "a work of high art--intelligent, sophisticated and funny, a truly original book" (New York Times Book Review). From the hills above Los Angeles to the French town where Hitler once danced his victory jig, this alluring novel cruises the intersection between the farcical and the tragic.

From Publishers Weekly:

From its beginning scenes of a flash fire racing down the canyon toward the home of lilac-eyed L.A. disk jockey Sylvia Walters--even as she and Michael Bonner, a movie special-effects designer whom she has just interviewed for her radio show, couple feverishly on the living room floor--Mooney's second novel ( Easy Travel to Other Planets ) races headlong. A sense of urgency and danger envelops the 10 main characters, who are involved in a complex gridlock of relationships in this stylish thriller cum metaphysical literary novel. As Sylvia and Michael's affair continues to sizzle, she becomes friendly with South African actress Nomanzi Lolombela, who is a gun-runner for the anti-apartheid underground in her native land; meanwhile, the two women's fathers, both career diplomats, are engaged in top-secret negotiations in Europe over a possible demonstration test for a fission bomb that could destroy the planet. Menacingly omnipresent is a figure who may or may not be the ghost of Sylvia's uncle. Mooney's writing is so lively that readers may forgive his overblown prose, fulsomely arch tone and pretentious cosmic pronouncements. Laced with ironies that culminate in a crowning incident on the novel's last page, this is a compulsive whirlwind of a read, a book that should win new fans for those who enjoy Mooney's sophisticated view of life as a very grave farce.
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