The Locusts Have No King

Author(s): Dawn Powell
Original Publish Date: Nov 08, 2011
Product Number: EB00177489
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781581952469
Publisher: Steerforth
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NO ONE HAS SATIRIZED New York society quite like Dawn Powell, and in this classic novel she turns her sharp eye and stinging wit on the literary world, and "identifies every sort of publishing type with the patience of a pathologist removing organs for inspection." Frederick Olliver, an obscure historian and writer, is having an affair with the restively married, beautiful, and hugely successful playwright, Lyle Gaynor. Powell sets a see-saw in motion when Olliver is swept up by the tasteless publishing tycoon, Tyson Bricker, and his new book makes its way onto to the bestseller lists just as Lyle's Broadway career is coming apart.

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