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Fellow Travelers

(2007)
A novel by

 
 
From the highly acclaimed author of Bandbox and Dewey Defeats Truman - a searing new historical novel about the competing claims of faith, love, and politics during the McCarthy era.

Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s: a world of bare-knuckled ideology, hard drinking, and secret dossiers, dominated by such outsized characters as Richard Nixon, Drew Pearson, Perle Mesta, and Joe McCarthy. Into this fevered city steps Timothy Laughlin, a recent Fordham graduate and devout Catholic eager to join the crusade against Communism. A chance encounter with a handsome, profligate State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim's first job in D.C. and - after Fuller's advances - his first love affair. Now, as McCarthy mounts an increasingly desperate bid for power and internal investigations focus on “sexual subversives” in the government, Tim and Fuller find it ever more dangerous to navigate their double lives. Drawn into a maelstrom of deceit and intrigue, and clinging to the friendship of a beautiful young woman named Mary Johnson, Tim struggles to reconcile his political convictions, his love for God, and his love for Fuller - an entanglement that will end in a stunning act of betrayal.

Moving between the Senate Office Building and the Washington Evening Star, the diplomatic world of Foggy Bottom and NATO's front line in Europe, Fellow Travelers is energized by high political drama, unexpected humor, and genuine heartbreak. It is Thomas Mallon's most accomplished and daring novel to date.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fellow Travelers: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-375-42348-6 / 978-0-375-42348-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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January 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fellow Travelers
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
ISBN: 0-307-38890-5 / 978-0-307-38890-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fellow Travelers: A Novel
Author(s): Thomas Mallon
Publisher: Vintage
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