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Dog Days

Dog Days

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"Brisk, smart, smutty, knowing, and very well written."
Christopher Buckley

It's August in Washington, D.C., in an election year. The Democratic convention has just concluded; the Republican convention is just a few weeks away. The weather is hot and hazy, people leave work a little earlier, and they drink a little more. A town that often seems ridiculously reminiscent of high school now starts to feel more like summer camp. And the life of twenty-eight-year-old campaign staffer Melanie Thorton is about to veer wildly off course.

Melanie has the job of her dreams and the (married) man of her dreams. She's helping to run the communications outfit of Democrat John Hillman's presidential campaign and she's having a romance with Washington's most powerful political journalist, Rick Stossel. In one of life's unhappy coincidences, a group called Citizens for Clear Heads emerges out of nowhere with scandalous information about her candidate at the same time as The Washington Post's gossip columnist begins calling her friends to try to sniff out details of her affair.

When her world starts to fall apart, Melanie finds herself willing to sacrifice all of her long-held ideals to keep it together. When it falls apart anyway, she has to find a way to make her own life meaningful and leave the fate of the free world to someone else.

Dog Days is a wry and sexy story of the young movers and shakers in D.C.-the most engaging, idealistic, cynical, cutthroat, and hilarious characters you'd ever want to sit next to at a dinner party-from a stylish new comic voice who knows her turf inside out.

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Dog Days
Author(s): Ana Marie Cox
ISBN: 1-59448-901-7 / 978-1-59448-901-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Dog Days
Author(s): Ana Marie Cox
ISBN: 1-59448-232-2 / 978-1-59448-232-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dog Days
Author(s): Ana Marie Cox
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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