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Harlot's Ghost

A Novel
Mailer, Norman (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The most daring, ambitious and by far the best written of the several very long, daring and ambitious books Norman Mailer has so far produced....Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book....There can no longer be any doubt that he possesses the largest mind and imagination at work in American literature today." CHICAGO TRIBUNE Narrated by Harry Hubbard, a second-generation CIA man, HARLOT'S GHOST looks into the depths of the American soul and the soul of Hugh Tremont Montague, code name Harlot, a CIA man obsessed. And Harry is about to discover how far the madness will go and what it means to the Agency and the country.... A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
Authors: Mailer, Norman
Title: Harlot's ghost
a novel
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007
Characteristics: 1154 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Norman Mailer
Notes: Originally published: Random House, 1992
ISBN: 9780345379658
0345379659
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAILER
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Cold War Fiction United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Topical Term: Cold War
LCCN: 92090052
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Harlot's Ghost, Mailer's last novel, has a reputation as a rollercoaster read. For people who like big, meaty novels about spies.


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Harry Hubbard joins the CIA in 1950's and this novel follows his career from Berlin to the Bay of Pigs and the Kennedy assassination.

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