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The Webster Chronicle (Hardcover)
The Webster Chronicle (Hardcover): Daniel Akst
The Webster Chronicle (Hardcover): Daniel Akst

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The Webster Chronicle (Hardcover)

Daniel Akst

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Terry Mathers feels like a failure. His small-town weekly, The Webster Chronicle, is facing bankruptcy; he has separated from his wife; and his journalist father, Maury, is both the king of prime time and a magnet for younger women. Now in midlife, Terry's fed up with being disappointed -- and disappointing.

But then Webster is shocked by an accusation of child abuse at the local, and highly esteemed, preschool. As the community grapples with rapidly escalating allegations, Terry seizes his chance to scoop the national media. His articles fan the flames of the growing crisis, and as the major news organizations descend, he struggles to maintain his professional judgment and ethics.

The Washington Post called Daniel Akst's first novel, St. Burl's Obituary, an "ingenious and thought-provoking . . . map of the contemporary world". With The Webster Chronicle, Akst gives readers another sharp and perceptive look at modern America, using as his backdrop a dark period in our country's early history. He deftly describes a community helpless in the face of mass hysteria and mass media, and guided by hapless, awkward Terry Mathers, who believes he's on a mission to save the children until he realizes, too late, that he's really only trying to save himself.


Imprint: Blue Hen Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2001
Authors: Daniel Akst
Dimensions: 237 x 161 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound / With dust jacket
Pages: 311
ISBN-13: 978-0-399-14812-5
Barcode: 9780399148125
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-399-14812-4

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