A metaphysical thriller set in the world of the CIA between Berlin in the 1950s and the assassination of JFK in 1963. In it, Norman Mailer created a tough, dangerous world that takes on its own unique set of spiritual values, challenging many of the preconceptions of 20th century American history.
Hugh Tremont Montague - code name HARLOT - is one of the grand old men of the CIA, a man obsessed and nearly - but not quite - the WASP patrician he seems to be. The narrator of Harlot's story is Harry Hubbard, whose famous father also belongs to the foudning generation of the CIA. Harry lives in the shadow of both men, but what he does not sense is the core of madness fromwhich Harlot's remarkable energies emanate, and the demons at the heart of American history...
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Normal Mailer is a Pulizter Prize winning novelist who redifined the concept of literary non-fiction. He has also directed four feature length films. He died in November 2007.
Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer
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