Motor City by Bill Morris

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As the 500,000th 1954 Buick rolls off the assembly line, love affairs, espionage, good fellowship, and bad business proceed as usual in the leading city of the free world, Detroit.
 

About Bill Morris

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Morris' journalism has appeared in The Washington Post, The L.A. Weekly and New York Newsday, he grew up in Detroit
 
Published June 9, 1992 by Knopf.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mackey lines up Marilyn Monroe, newly married to Joe DiMaggio, for an ad campaign, and then manhandles 500,000 Buicks through the assembly lines.

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So when a friend named Earl Swift asked me to write a blurb for his latest book, a history of the interstate highways called “The Big Roads,” I readily agreed.

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Morris's ingenious and diverting novel of the automobile industry of the 1950s is a collage of pop-cultural referents and icons.

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Ted Mackey, Buick's power-hungry general manager, enlists his adulterous lover, car designer Claire Hathaway, as an in-house spy while he obsesses over Marilyn Monroe, whom he hopes will star in Buick's ad campaign.

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