Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2014
Duration: 14 hours 50 minutes
Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider’s look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and exposé to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other—sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the novelistic spectrum from bedroom farce to high moral drama, and it paints a picture of the political state of the nation so vivid and authentic that one finds in it the deepest kind of truth—the kind of truth that only fiction can tell.
“[A] crackling, highly perceptive study of a presidential campaign that remarkably resembles Bill Clinton’s…The literary sophistication on display…[is] considerable…Throughout the book, the attention to physical and emotional detail in the draining political process, the sparkling intelligence and the unusual empathy with which a range of African Americans are portrayed suggest a very considerable new novelist.”—Publishers Weekly