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The Dinner Party

by Howard Fast

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This is alim political novel written in Reagan's time, with a fake Secretary of State and a fake Senator. The Senator has good instincts but poor morals and the entire book deals with one day in the life of the Senator when he has his wife's jarringly annoying parents-in-law and the Secretary of State at a dinner party, and during which he finds his homosexual son has AIDS. There is a lot of gloomy unpleasant talk and the whole story is steeped in pessimism a la Fast. I did not believe my time spent reading the book was well spent, especially since the novel is 25 years old and has not aged well. ( )
  Schmerguls | Jul 1, 2013 |
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Ordinary events evolve into an intricate interplay of power and passion, idealism and ambition, when a prominent senator and his wife, their two college-age children, the wife's parents, and two key administration officials and their wives gather for dinner.… (more)

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