Dog Days

Dog Days

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
It's August in Washington, D.C., in an election year. The Democratic convention has just concluded; the Republican convention is just a few weeks away. The weather is hot and hazy, people leave work a little earlier, and they drink a little more. A town that often seems ridiculously reminiscent of high school now starts to feel more like summer camp. And the life of twenty-eight-year-old campaign staffer Melanie Thorton is about to veer wildly off course.

Melanie has the job of her dreams and the (married) man of her dreams. She's helping to run the communications outfit of Democrat John Hillman's presidential campaign and she's having a romance with Washington's most powerful political journalist, Rick Stossel. In one of life's unhappy coincidences, a group called Citizens for Clear Heads emerges out of nowhere with scandalous information about her candidate at the same time as The Washington Post's gossip columnist begins calling her friends to try to sniff out details of her affair.

When her world starts to fall apart, Melanie finds herself willing to sacrifice all of her long-held ideals to keep it together. When it falls apart anyway, she has to find a way to make her own life meaningful and leave the fate of the free world to someone else.

Dog Days is a wry and sexy story of the young movers and shakers in D.C.-the most engaging, idealistic, cynical, cutthroat, and hilarious characters you'd ever want to sit next to at a dinner party-from a stylish new comic voice who knows her turf inside out.

Baker & Taylor
Melanie Thorton's promising career as a campaign staffer for presidential hopeful John Hillman is compromised by a gossip columnist and a renegade political group that possesses scandalous information about the candidate.

Baker
& Taylor

Melanie Thorton's promising career as a campaign staffer for presidential hopeful John Hillman is compromised by a renegade political group that possesses scandalous information about the candidate and a gossip columnist who would exploit Melanie's affair with a married political journalist. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781594489013
1594489017
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 24 cm

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