Thirteen Albatrosses

(or, Falling Off the Mountain) : A Novel
Harington, Donald (Book - 2002)
Thirteen Albatrosses

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The most rollicking and guiltlessly entertaining political novel in years For decades Donald Harington has delighted fans with his thrilling, magical tales of Stay More, a small enclave in northern Arkansas. Now Harington expands on his fictional realm with the strange, quixotic quest of Vernon Ingledew to win the governorship of Arkansas. Ingledew, a polymath of surreal properties, is soon hampered by what his opponents refer to as his "Thirteen Albatrosses." Among them: he is an atheist; lives in sin with his first cousin; and believes in "extirpating"-that is, getting rid of-hospitals, prisons, tobacco, and handguns. Nevertheless, Ingledew attracts to his campaign some of America's heaviest political hitters. Together they form Ingledew's Seven Samurai, aides whose devotion will be tested by kidnappings, adulterous love affairs, and defection to the rival campaign of the vulgar, hated Arkansas Governor Shoat Bradfield (a Republican). Providing readers with an education in the dizzying whirligig of contemporary politics, Thirteen Albatrosses is wickedly funny and presciently topical-entertainment of the highest order.
Authors: Harington, Donald
Title: Thirteen albatrosses
(or, Falling off the mountain) : a novel
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 402 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Donald Harington
Alternate Title: Falling off the mountain
ISBN: 0805068554
Subject Headings: Governors Election Fiction Political campaigns Fiction Mountain life Fiction Politicians Fiction Ozark Mountains Fiction Arkansas Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Political fiction
Topical Term: Governors
Political campaigns
Mountain life
LCCN: 2001024501
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In this Stay More novel, Harington tracks the gubernatorial campaign of Vernon Ingledew, whose atheism, lack of college education, relationship with his first cousin, and so forth have been uncovered by the opposition.

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