Kurt Andersen - True Believers
Released: 10/07/2012 Random HouseThe co-founder of satirical magazine Spy draws heavily on his fondness for politics in this witty, comparative fiction about 1960s radicalism. As attorney and grandmother Karen prepares to publish her memoirs, she must first revisit a secret from her past, born from a youthful love of Ian Fleming books and the charged social atmosphere of Cold War-era America. For more information visit: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/3380/true-believers-by-kurt-andersen Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/true-believers,andersen-kurt-hart-vanessa-9780449011805…
SFGate“Fiendishly smart, insightful and joyously loopy...” It's a tribute to the specificity and the brio of Andersen's writing that the Omaha-born author is equally convincing when he is writing about the northern suburbs of Chicago as he is in describing the campus of his alma mater...
Los Angeles Times“Andersen is uniquely positioned to write so-close-it-comes-true fiction...” Even the book's cover is an echo, a play on the art for Dalton Trumbo's antiwar classic "Johnny Got His Gun." So why not just stick to journalism, to track cultural change for the New York Times and Time magazine?...
The New York Times“A novel about the powerful influence literature can exert on life...” Ultimately, though, you want to give Andersen credit for choosing to write about an era when many young people cared deeply about what happened to human beings in both a faraway country where we were fighting a war and also in our own inner cities...
Publishers Weekly“Never quite captures the female voice...” Anderson does, however, successfully depict the political and social turmoil of the mid 1960s as Karen revisits the radicalizing angst that led her and her trio of male friends to devise a plan that would indelibly alter the course of history...
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