He's back. And he's the biggest thing in politics.
He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican rsum. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is. There’s just one problem. He is William Howard Taft...and he was already president a hundred years ago.
So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012?A most extraordinary satire, Jason Heller’s debut novel follows the strange new life of a presidential Rip Van Winkle: a man who never even wanted the White House in the first place, yet finds himself hurtling toward it once more—this time, through the media-fueled madness of 21st-century America.
A satirical indictment of the current state of American politics, Jason Heller's Taft: 2012 imagines that William Howard Taft is running for president again, this time as a 100-year-old anachronism thrust into the media blitz that is the presidential race in the current climate. Fleet Cooper's rugged and deft narration draws clear lines between Taft and the world around him, expertly exposing the absurdity of his situation. At times poignant, at times comedic, this speculative novel is a listening experience that audiences will continue to enjoy.
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Superior fish out of water tale
- D. A. Lewis
Interesting concept. Mediocre execution.