Powertown by Michael Lind

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A nationally known political pundit delivers his first work of fiction, a portrayal of the struggle for power in Washington, D.C., where a burst of violence brings together the city's diverse characters. A first novel. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Michael Lind is Policy Director of New America's Economic Growth Program and a co-founder of the New America Foundation. His first three books of political journalism and history-The Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution; Up From Conservatism: Why the Right Is Wrong for America; and Vietnam: The Necessary War-were all selected as New York Times Notable Books. He is also the co-author of The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (with Ted Halstead). Mr. Lind has taught at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins and writes frequently for the Financial Times, the New York Times, Democracy Journal, and other publications. He has appeared on C-SPAN, National Public Radio, CNN, the Business News Network, The Newshour, and other programs, and he has a weekly column in Salon Magazine. He lives in WHERE?
Published September 1, 1996 by Harpercollins. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The District's have-nots are represented by, among others, Graciela Herrera, a desperately poor Salvadoran in the country illegally with her two children, and Evander Johnson, an apprentice drug dealer whose uncle, Curtis Hawkins (an ex-cop working as a security guard), fears that he'll come to a...

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Lacking the range and the emotional empathies of a more accomplished novelist, he has nonetheless fashioned a fast-paced and stylish tale about the corruption of power and the power of corruption.

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