Author: Vidal, Gore
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 1983
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Glue residue on FFEP. D-j slightly wrinkled at top but untorn.
Synopsis: Perhaps Vidal’s most outrageous novel, this is an indescribable fantasy purportedly set in the city of Duluth (which, however, is near the Mexican border) & involving a TV show also named “Duluth” (a parody of “Dallas”), a spaceship that has landed nearby, the antics of a policewoman, Darlene Ecks, & much else.
“A wild spoof of absolutely everything: social pretenses, law enforcement, marriage, open marriage, racism, literature, tv, science fiction, and sex. Dozens of plots perk along at an amazing pace…raunchy, dirty, outrageous, rife with cliches–& often very funny.”–People
“One of the most brilliant, most radical, & most subversive pieces of writing to emerge from America in recent years.”–The New Statesman
“Vidal belongs to that group of writers of our time who, precisely because they have always kept their eyes open to the disorders & distortions of our age, have chosen irony, humor, comedy–in other words, the whole range of literary instruments belonging to the universe of the laugh–as their means of settling accounts.”–Italo Calvino