Download e-book for kindle: All the Governor's Men: A Mountain Brook Novel (Story River by Katherine Clark,Pat Conroy

By Katherine Clark,Pat Conroy

ISBN-10: 161117628X

ISBN-13: 9781611176285

It’s the summer season of George Wallace’s final run for governor of Alabama in 1982, and the country is at a crossroads. In Katherine Clark’s all of the Governor’s males, a political comedy of manners that reimagines Wallace’s final crusade, electorate face a transparent selection among the notorious segregationist, now a crippled outdated guy in a wheelchair, and his basic opponent, Aaron Osgood, a innovative younger candidate poised to disencumber the kingdom from its George Wallace–poisoned past.

Daniel Dobbs, a twenty one-year-old Harvard graduate and South Alabama local, is one of the children who've joined the crusade representing wish and alter for a downtrodden Alabama. A political animal himself, Daniel possesses quite a bit allure and air of mystery that he used to be nicknamed “the Governor” in collage. Nowhe is engaged within the fight to beat as soon as and for the entire malignant guy Alabamians have ordinarily known as “the Governor.”

This ancient election isn’t the one factor Daniel desires to win. in the course of his senior yr, he fell in love with a freshman woman from Mountain Brook, the “Tiny country” of wealth and privilege, an international except his personal Alabama origins. A small-town state boy, Daniel desperately desires to achieve the desire of his girlfriend’s relations with her mentor, the larger-than-life English instructor Norman Laney. Daniel additionally desires to continue one or ex-girlfriends firmly out of the image. during his summer time, he needs to untangle his advanced own lifestyles, fulfill the middle-class desires of his mom and dad for his or her Harvard-educated son, come to a decision no matter if to go into legislations university or release his personal political profession, and, by the way, aid his candidate defeat George Wallace, in an in depth and more and more soiled race.

All the Governor’s males is a darkly comedian examine either the political technique typically and an important political bankruptcy in Alabama historical past. This moment novel in Katherine Clark’s Mountain Brook sequence depicts the social and political panorama of an Alabama global that's right now a spot like no different and even as, a spot like every others.

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