The GQ Candidate

The GQ Candidate

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The West Wing meets Entourage when "one of the most provocative political bloggers in the country" ( The Philadelphia Tribune ) exposes the stunning implications a historical bid for the presidency has on the candidate's inner circle.

Michigan governor Luke Cooper, one of the few black and--by virtue of adoption--Jewish elected officials, stuns his tight-knit friends with his decision to run for president. But could their efforts to help ultimately be his political downfall? Scandal and gossip surrounding his supporters rock his campaign, and even Luke's wife grows wary of the spotlight when a surprise from their past inconveniently resurfaces. . . .

Selected for the Los Angeles Times 's summer reading list and as one of More magazine's "Beach Reads You'll Love," Keli Goff 's clever and entertaining debut novel is a spot-on golden ticket into the secret heart of the political circus.
Publisher: New York : Atria, 2011
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439158739
1439158738
9781439158722
143915872X
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 24 cm

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crankylibrarian Oct 24, 2011

What if Barack Obama were the African American adoptee of a white Jewish family? Goff, a political analyst and journalist constructs a slightly farcical but all too realistic behind-the-scenes look at the scheming, the scandals, and the sacrifices involved in the campaign to make Luke Cooper the first African American Jewish president.

Goff is not a terrific stylist, and the huge multiracial cast of characters sometimes overburdens the story, but she paints a sympathetic portrait of Cooper's squabbling, yet devoted family and friends, and their ultimate loyalty to the man they truly believe in.

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