By Scott Spencer
Fielding Pierce, the narrator of this novel, "has lived his lifestyles in response to a strict grasp plan that are meant to warrantly him a shot at Congress ahead of he turns forty. whilst a freespirited younger lady falls in love with him, he isastounded at his unforeseen success. yet then she is murdered whereas trying to relief Chilean rebels, and Pierce throws himself again into politics with manic decision.
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He wanted his hand on the lever of history, but he wanted it sticking out of the sleeve of a custom-tailored suit. I was Isaac’s political career. He oversaw my passage through law school and then took me into his firm, where I was given more responsibility than I deserved and maybe even a little more than I could handle. While I had been with Sarah, he couldn’t quite trot me out at his dinners and cocktail parties as much as he would have liked, but after she was gone he kept my dance card filled, and I got to know some of the unindicted criminals, parochial school snitches, black businessmen, and cement and meat millionaires that make up political life in my adopted city.
He’d named her Sara, thinking it was ladylike, fetching; she’d added the h to her name later on. Sarah’s mother’s name was Dorothy and she was afraid and evasive around Eugene. It was hard to say where her loyalties were. She seemed mostly to care about appearances, and even though it is probably an emotional impossibility to care only for the surface of life, Dorothy seemed to do so. Eugene and I watched the stewardess demonstrate the safety features of the 727. It was a rough takeoff, right into the wind.
No,” he said, cocking his head and furrowing his eyebrows until he looked like a brilliant Jewish leprechaun, “it isn’t much of an answer, is it. The governor wanted to tell you himself. ” “You still could have told me. ” Isaac asked. He tugged at my arm to lead me to where Adele was waiting for us. “Come on,”he said. “You’ll join us for an early supper and then we’ll send you on your way. ” Juliet was Juliet Beck. She was Isaac’s niece and, for the past two years, my quasi-fiancée. Our relationship had the eerie comfort of an arranged marriage.
Waking the Dead tie-in by Scott Spencer