The Locusts Have No King

by Dawn Powell
The Locusts Have No King

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No one has satirised New York society quite like Dawn Powell, and in this classic novel she turns her sharp eye and stinging wit on the literary world. Frederick Olliver, an obscure historian and writer, is having an affair with the restively married, beautiful, and hugely successful playwright, Lyle Gaynor. Powell sets a see-saw in motion when Olliver is swept up by the tasteless publishing tycoon, Tyson Bricker, and his new book makes its way onto to the bestseller lists just as Lyle's Broadway career is coming apart.
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No one has satirised New York society quite like Dawn Powell, and in this classic novel she turns her sharp eye and stinging wit on the literary world. Frederick Olliver, an obscure historian and writer, is having an affair with the restively married, beautiful, and hugely successful playwright, Lyle Gaynor. Powell sets a see-saw in motion when Olliver is swept up by the tasteless publishing tycoon, Tyson Bricker, and his new book makes its way onto to the bestseller lists just as Lyle's Broadway career is coming apart.

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