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    DescriptionMoving between Honolulu, Jakarta and Saigon, against the historical backdrop of the final withdrawal from Vietnam, this novel is a bitingly funny, cumulatively devastating post-mortem of our national mores and institutions. A U.S. Senator, his wife, senatorial groupies and international arms dealing intersect with one another in this blistering indictment of American amnesia.


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    Title
    Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Didion
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 234
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679754855
    ISBN 10: 0679754857
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3730
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 33
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P26102170
    LC classification: PS3554.I33
    BISAC V2.8: FIC037000
    LC classification: PS3554.I33 D4 1995
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 July 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.
    Review quote
    A gem . . . a beautifully composed story that moves with effortless authority and becomes astonishingly moving. . . . Stirring and memorable." --"Newsday""Striking, provocative, and brilliantly written." --"The Atlantic"
    Flap copy
    Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track. Her senator husband wants to forget the failure of his last bid for the presidency. Her husband's handler would like the press to forget that Inez's father is a murderer. And, in 1975, the year in which much of this bitterly funny novel is set, America is doing its best to lose track of its one-time client, the lethally hemorrhaging republic of South Vietnam. As conceived by Joan Didion, these personages and events constitute the terminal fallout of democracy, a fallout that also includes fact-finding junkets, senatorial groupies, the international arms market, and the Orwellian newspeak of the political class. Moving deftly from Honolulu to Jakarta, between romance, farce, and tragedy, Democracy is a tour de force from a writer who can dissect an entire society with a single phrase.