La contienda

La contienda

Book - 2009 | Spanish | 1a ed.
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Corey Grace, a Republican senator noted for voting his conscience rather than the party line, becomes locked in a no-holds-barred presidential primary campaign with his rival, a member of the party establishment and leader of the Christian right.

Spanish Pubs Llc
¿Puede un hombre decente convertirse en el Presidente de los Estados Unidos? En esta provocativa novela, un candidato se enfrenta a sus enemigos políticos y a la poderosa maquinaria electoral americana.

"La contienda es una propuesta emocionante para todos aquellos interesados en los entresijos políticos de Estados Unidos."
Editorial Review

Corey Grace un carismático senador republicano de Ohio, se involucra en una feroz batalla presidencial contra el candidato favorito del partido y líder de la derecha cristiana. A pesar de sus cualidades, Grace es un miembro incómodo para sus superiores ya que no teme opinar en público, aunque ello suponga enfrentarse a las directrices del partido. Su relación con Lexie Hart, estrella de cine afroamericana, no sólo reafirma su reputación de inconformista, sino que además despierta nuevas antipatías. A medida que la presión de la campaña se intensifica, Grace se enfrentará a la traición, a secretos inconfesables y a terribles decisiones morales. Su integridad será puesta a prueba en una brutal contienda política en la que todo se vale. El autor aborda cuestiones claves de la actualidad norteamericana como el racismo, el terrorismo, el fundamentalismo religioso. Los derechos de los homosexuales o el poder de los medios de comunicación.
Can an honest man become president of the United States of America? In this timely and provocative novel, a maverick candidate takes on his political enemies and the ruthless machinery of American politics.

"Initially readers will recognize similarities between actual political figures and Patterson's characters, but once the story starts cooking, the characters step beyond their molds. For anyone fascinated by how American politics works, this is a gripping read."

Corey Grace, a handsome and charismatic Republican senator from Ohio, is plunged by an act of terrorism into a fierce presidential primary battle with the favorite of the party establishment and a magnetic leader of the Christian right. A decorated Gulf War Air Force pilot known for speaking his mind, Grace's reputation for voting his own conscience rather than the party line, together with his growing romance with Lexie Hart, an African-American movie star, has earned him a reputation as a maverick and an iconoclast. But Grace is still haunted by a tragic mistake buried deep in his past, and now his integrity will be put to the test in this most brutal of political contests, in which nothing in his past or present life is off-limits. Depicting contemporary power politics at its most ruthless, The Race takes on the most incendiary issues in American culture: racism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, gay rights, and the rise of media monopolies with their own agenda and lust for power. As the pressure of the campaign intensifies, Grace encounters betrayal, excruciating moral choices, and secrets that can destroy lives. Ultimately, the race leads to a deadlocked party convention where Grace must resolve the conflict between his romance with Lexie and his presidential ambitions, and decide just who and what he is willing to sacrifice.

Publisher: Barcelona : Roca Editorial, c2009.
Edition: 1a ed.
ISBN: 9788492429851
Characteristics: 458 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vidal, Mar
Roca Editorial


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