Acclaimed author of Easy Travel to Other Planets creates a thrilling work of intellectual and erotic provocation, rendered with stylishness and suspense.
At a political fundraiser in New York, Andrew and Edith inaugurate their love affair with a brazen sexual spectacle. Watching them is the event's speaker, Santiago Diaz, a Mexican popular hero who is now running for his country's presidency. He is aroused, disturbed, and intent on finding the couple whose erotic risk-taking parallels his own high-wire career.
Soon Andrew and Edith are drawn into Diaz's campaign, his marriage, and the vortex of trans-American politics where plunder dictates policy, loyalty is devalued currency, and the future of nations is decided by talk-show appearances and terror.
Praise for Ted Mooney
A] combustible literary cross between Hawkesian avant-garde and Don DeLillo's post-modern cool. The New York Times
Unsettling, coolly intense. . . . Mooney is a risk-taking adventurer in novelistic possibilities. San Francisco Chronicle
Equally enchanting and disorienting. Boston Book Review