ISBN-10:
1439137323
ISBN-13:
9781439137321
Pub. Date:
Publisher:
American Adulterer: A novel

American Adulterer: A novel

by Jed Mercurio

NOOK Book(eBook)

$9.99

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Overview

• Taut, magnificent prose: Mercurio’s premise—to chronicle Kennedy’s exploits, political and sexual, through the President’s own anguished but self-centered perspective—is bold to the point of hubris, but he succeeds in spades. The writing is elegant, spare, and wry; the narrative is exquisitely paced. The book’s ending is emotionally shattering—empathetic, redemptive, and shocking.

• Startlingly revisionist portrait of JFK: We see Kennedy at his best, as a visionary statesman, a former soldier turned moral pacifist, a loving parent and devoted husband. And we see him at his worst, as a compulsive philanderer whose countless conquests—of movie stars, socialites, secretaries, and interns—ruined hundreds of lives.

• Amazing cast of characters: They are all here: Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Judith Campbell, LBJ, Fiddle and Faddle, Eisenhower, and perhaps most memorably, Jacqueline Kennedy.


Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439137321
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 394 KB

About the Author

Jed Mercurio's most recent television series Bodyguard and Line of Duty have broken UK viewing records. Other credits include Bodies, Lady Chatterley's LoverCriticalStrike BackThe Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. He is the author of three novels, BodiesAscent and American Adulterer. Jed is a former hospital physician and Royal Air Force officer, having originally planned to specialise in aviation medicine. 

Customer Reviews