The Sun King

The Sun King

A Novel

Book - 1999
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Washington Post columnist David Ignatius is one of the most highly regarded writers in the capital, an influential journalist and acclaimed novelist with a keen eye for the subtleties of power and politics. In The Sun King , Ignatius has written a love story for our time, a spellbinding portrait of the collision of ambition and sexual desire.
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Sandy Galvin is a billionaire with a rare talent for taking risks and making people happy. Galvin arrives in a Washington suffering under a cloud of righteous misery andnbsp;nbsp; proceeds to turn the place upside down. He buys the city's most powerful newspaper, The Washington Sun and Tribune, and wields it like a sword, but in his path stands his old Harvard flame, Candace Ridgway, a beautiful and icy journalist known to her colleagues as the Mistress of Fact. Their fateful encounter, tangled in the mysteries of their past, is narrated by David Cantor, an acid-tongued reporter and Jerry Springer devotee who is drawn inexorably into the Sun King's orbit and is transformed by this unpredictable man.
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In this wise and poignant novel, love is the final frontier for a generation of baby boomers at midlife--still young enough to reach for their dreams but old enough to glimpse the prospect of loss. The Sun King can light up a room, but can he melt the worldly bonds that constrain the Mistress of Fact? In The Sun King , David Ignatius proves with perceptive wit and haunting power that the phrase "Washington love story" isn't an oxymoron.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780812992434
Branch Call Number: FIC Ignat
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 22 cm

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Sep 25, 2016

A really good read; I was engaged throughout.

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dannnn
Mar 30, 2012

Boring

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